Community Benefit

Delaware Medical-Legal Partnership helps vulnerable patients overcome obstacles to health

After suffering a stroke and a heart attack, David Jester of Wilmington faced another crisis at the worst possible time. A gap in his insurance coverage threatened to burden him with significant financial hardship as he worked to bounce back from cardiac cauterization and triple-bypass surgery. But thanks to an innovative new program at Christiana Care, he got fast help when he needed it to solve his insurance challenge so that he could focus on his health. Read more

Christiana Care exists to take care of our neighbors

Christiana Care exists to take care of our neighbors in our community—not only our local community, but also our global community. Our ability to deliver this promise is embodied in the extraordinary talent and dedication of our physicians, surgeons, nurses, health care professionals, community outreach coordinators and administrative staff members.

Our growing national reputation enables us to attract some of the best health care specialists in the country. Beyond this, the generous support of our partners in business, government and the community helps us expand and enhance the care we provide to all community members, regardless of their ability to pay.

In fiscal year 2015, Christiana Care provided the community with $16.1 million in charity care (at cost). Each year, our Wilmington Hospital Health Center alone provides primary and specialty medical care for more than 70,000 patient visits. Every day, professionals throughout Christiana Care demonstrate their exceptional commitment to improving the health and well-being of everyone in our community through innovative programs, initiatives and partnerships.

Through these efforts, we continue to transform the very landscape of health care excellence for all of our neighbors. In the articles in this section, you will read about just a few of our efforts to improve the quality of life for those we are so privileged to serve.