Nemours Children’s Health Announces New Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Florida

Orlando, Fla. (December 14, 2022) — Nemours Children’s Health has announced Jared D. Capouya, MD, FAAP, as the new Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. Dr. Capouya is based at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, where he serves as the senior physician leader and champion to advance Nemours’ clinical quality and safety initiatives. 

In his new role for Nemours Children’s, Dr. Capouya will direct all clinical performance, analytics, informatics and other programs to meet established patient safety, quality and compliance goals. He will collaborate with our medical staff, enterprise leaders, and cross-functional teams to identify quality and safety opportunities across the organization. Additionally, he will actively engage in the development of the organizational culture of safety, peer learning, and continuous improvement to align with the strategic vision for improving children’s health.

“I am confident Dr. Capouya will help elevate our quality and safety initiatives,” said Martha McGill, MBA, President of Nemours Children’s Health, Central Florida. “He will lead programs advancing our clinical outcomes on our journey to creating the healthiest generations of children.”

Prior to joining Nemours Children’s, Dr. Capouya served as vice president, Quality and Safety at Arkansas Children’s, where he led their Quality and Safety program, supported strategic plan initiatives, and served as medical director for the Arkansas Children’s Care Network, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. He also served as an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Previously, he served as medical director, Quality, Pediatrics at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network in Tacoma, Washington.

“The opportunity to help build a culture of excellence around quality, safety and performance outcomes is an exciting one,” said Dr. Capouya. “I look forward to contributing to the advancement of health outcomes for children and families served in our hospital, clinics and beyond in Florida.”

Dr. Capouya earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Master’s of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management at Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Completed his graduate medical education in pediatrics at the University of South Florida and the University of Chicago. Dr. Capouya is certified (diplomate) by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds a Controlled Substance and Registration Certificate.

He and his wife are relocating to Central Florida.

About Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, which includes two free-standing children’s hospitals and a network of more than 70 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children’s seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours Children’s also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, Nemours

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit

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