Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country’s largest health care providers, ranking 17th in the nation for hospital admissions.
Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 240 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services. The system is home to Delaware’s only Level I trauma center, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns.
A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.
With more than 10,400 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and the 10th largest employer in the Philadelphia region. In fiscal year 2011, Christiana Care had more than $2.1 billion in total patient revenue and provided the community with approximately $27.1 million in charity care (at cost).
Statistics at a glance
Among hospitals in the United States, Christiana Care’s ranking by volume is:
- 17th in admissions.
- 26th in births.
- 20th in emergency visits.
- 23rd in total surgeries.
Among hospitals on the East Coast, Christiana Care ranks:
- 10th in admissions.
- 12th in births.
- 10th in emergency visits.
- 11th in total surgeries.
(Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database of 6,200 U.S. Hospitals, FY 2009, © Health Forum, LLC)
|Fiscal Year 2011 statistics for Christiana Care Health System|
|Emergency Department Visits||166,945|
|Home Health Care Visits||279,740|
|Open Heart Surgeries||806|
|New Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment||3,132|
|Joint Replacement Procedures||2,241|
|Clinical Research Studies||709|
|Medical-Dental Residents and Fellows||255|