Community Benefit

Christiana Care and WPD partner in Pre-kindergarten Reading Encouragement Program

Helping a child to achieve optimal health requires more than nutritious food and a safe environment. Reading aloud to children nurtures their developing brains, builds stronger vocabularies and helps them to do well in school. The key to unlocking that experience can sometimes be as simple as putting a good book into the hands of a parent or child. To provide books to parents and grandparents on Wilmington’s East Side, Christiana Care partnered with volunteers from the Pre-kindergarten Reading Encouragement Program (PREP) and Wilmington Police Department. 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.

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