ChristianaCare Ranks 5th in National Health Systems, Commended for Transparency and Clinical Excellence

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WILMINGTON, DE — Delaware’s very own ChristianaCare has clinched the 5th spot in the country’s top health systems bracket, according to Money Magazine’s 2024 hospital rankings. It’s not just the rank that’s impressive—the homegrown health system earned an overall grade ‘A’ along with an ‘A’ for price transparency, proving its commitment to clear, accurate information about healthcare pricing.

“Our mission of taking care of people just became more profound with this recognition. The incredible work of our caregivers every day, fueled by our values of love and excellence, have made this possible,” said ChristianaCare President & CEO Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH. “Our deepest gratitude to our caregivers and our community for trusting us as their partners in health.”

ChristianaCare’s Nuclear Medicine department, recognized for its experience and expertise, utilizes safe, cost-effective techniques to document internal organ structure and functions. It’s an integral part of patient care at ChristianaCare, used in diagnosis and management of a myriad of diseases. Notably, the department uses innovative theranostics, which combines molecular imaging tests and radiopharmaceutical medications to treat cancer cells.

Kert Anzilotti, M.D., MBA, system chief medical officer at ChristianaCare, reiterated the organization’s commitment to unwavering focus on quality and safety, which he asserts brings additional peace of mind to patients.

In addition to nuclear medicine specialty, ChristianaCare earned accolades for its success in caring for patients with respiratory infections. Their intensive care units at Christiana Hospital in Newark and Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington have consistently delivered high-quality care for patients grappling with respiratory illnesses, thereby solidifying their stamp of excellence.

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Transparency in pricing has been one of ChristianaCare’s cornerstones since 2018, when it pioneered a price transparency website. Beyond satisfying requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the website has been continually enhanced. Today, it serves as a useful tool for consumers seeking clear, accurate information about health care prices.

The price transparency website offers details of 300 commonly sought-after services. Consumers can search by keyword and view prices for various services categorized by insurance provider and self-pay. Its initiative to be transparent about its pricing earned ChristianaCare verification by Turquoise Health, a third-party price transparency comparison platform.

Rob McMurray, the chief financial officer, emphasized ChristianaCare’s role as a health system committed to its community, noting its dedication to being good stewards of healthcare resources and providing community members with crucial information to make informed decisions.

The news of ChristianaCare’s ranking puts the spotlight on a Delaware health system that, through its commitment to innovation, transparency, and excellence, has put the health and welfare of its community front and center—the ingredients of a top-ranked health system indeed.

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