ChristianaCare Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Delaware, No. 4 Hospital in Philadelphia Region


“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is another affirmation that we continue to deliver high-quality, safe care and an exceptional experience to everyone we serve,” said Kert Anzilotti, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer at ChristianaCare. “The challenges of the past few years have been unprecedented, and our caregivers have risen to every one with an unwavering focus on excellence. We not only met the needs of our patients and community through the worst moments of the pandemic; we actually improved in our quality and safety metrics during this time.”

ChristianaCare also was recognized as high-performing in the following common adult procedures and conditions:

  • Aortic valve surgery.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Colon cancer surgery.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart attack.
  • Heart bypass surgery.
  • Heart failure.
  • Hip replacement.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Lung cancer surgery.
  • Stroke.
  • Uterine cancer surgery.

“The hospitals named among the best have extensive medical expertise and a history of delivering good outcomes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”

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The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.

The recognition by U.S. News echoes other quality recognitions that ChristianaCare has received during the past 12 months:

  • For the fourth consecutive year, ChristianaCare earned a spot in Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, ranked No. 78 in the United States.
  • For a second consecutive year, ChristianaCare earned Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ and is among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.
  • Forbes ranked ChristianaCare as the No. 2 employer for diversity and inclusion in the health care industry and the No. 40 employer for diversity and inclusion overall.
  • Forbes ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best large health systems to work for in the United States for a second consecutive year. ChristianaCare ranked as the 29th best health system overall within Forbes’ list of the 500 best large employers in the United States.
  • ChristianaCare’s Medical Intensive Care Unit is the first unit in history to earn a Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses five times in a row. The Beacon Award is one of the highest achievements in nursing.
  • For the sixth consecutive year, ChristianaCare earned the “Most Wired” designation from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), which assesses how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies to improve health and care in their communities.
  • ChristianaCare was awarded Gold Recognition by the American Medical Association’s Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program. The distinction recognizes health systems that demonstrate a commitment to preserving the well-being of health care team members by engaging in proven efforts to combat work-related stress and burnout. Gold Recognition is the highest level within the program. Only 44 health systems nationwide received the Joy in Medicine distinction, with only four other health systems along with ChristianaCare earning Gold Recognition.
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Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health.

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