Christiana Care Health System has been ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News ranks Christiana Care No. 1 in Delaware.
The publication evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals and Christiana Care was one of just 147 — or 3 percent — to make the list.
“Making the Best Hospital ranking is a tribute to all our doctors, nurses and front-line staff who partner with our patients and their loved ones in their care,” said Robert Laskowski, M.D., Christiana Care Health System’s president and CEO. “Through their dedication and compassion we are transforming care and providing greater quality and value to the patients we are privileged to serve.”
The publication evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers. U.S. News recognizes only about 15 percent of all hospitals for their high performance as among their region’s best.
Christiana Care ranks as a high-performing hospital in 11 specialties:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery.
- Diabetes & Endocrinology.
- Ear, Nose & Throat.
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.
- Neurology & Neurosurgery.
In the past five years, Christiana Care has received U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings in: Ear, Nose and Throat; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Digestive and Respiratory Disorders; and Urology.
According to U.S. News, objective data stands behind the rankings in most specialties — survival rates, patient safety, volume of procedures, nursing care and other information. The publication also uses a reputation score from a national physician survey.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or added risk because of other health problems or age.
U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook is available in bookstores and on newsstands Aug. 27.