In Celebration of the Nemours Clinical Pastoral Education/Training Program -- by Susan Oates

30 Apr 2019 9:56 PM | Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)

(L-R): Fran Nichols, Scott Smith, Dr. Larry Moss, Jane Mericle, Dr. Mary Lee, Dr. Roy Proujansky, Kelly Thompson, and Dr. Al Carden 


When Kelly Thompson's fourth child was born, she was not expected to survive a year, a month, or even a week. With such devastating news, Kelly had to dig deep to be strong for her family. She leaned on her faith with the support of Chaplain Scott Smith, who was by her side through some of her darkest moments, and the Pastoral Care team at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC). Her daughter Kara is now six years old.

Today, Kelly shared her experience and appreciation as she joined Dr. Larry Moss, Nemours President and CEO, and Dr. Roy Proujansky, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Delaware Valley Operations, in a ceremony in the Atrium of N/AIDHC to recognize and celebrate the Pastoral Care team for their seven-year re-accreditation of the Clinical Pastoral Education/Training (CPE/T) program. 

"To put this in perspective," said Dr. Proujansky, "this is like the Chaplaincy equivalent of achieving Magnet status."