Christiana Care Health System has been ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals edition.
The publication ranks Christiana Care’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 24 in that specialty nationwide. The publication also ranks Christiana Care’s Section of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases — under the Department of Medicine — as No. 33 nationwide.
U.S. News ranks Christiana Care No. 1 in Delaware. Among the 96 hospitals in the Philadelphia Region, U.S. News ranks Christiana Care No. 3, an improvement from No. 5 in 2013.
Christiana Care is one of just 144 hospitals — or 3 percent — of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals the publication evaluated this year for U.S. News’ Best Hospital list.
“This honor recognizes our efforts to transform care and belongs to all Christiana Care employees and our physician partners,” said Robert Laskowski, M.D., Christiana Care president and CEO. “Such recognition fundamentally speaks to the value of The Christiana Care Way and our commitment to partner with our patients and their loved ones in their care.”
U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, the publication 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.
Though not ranked numerically, U.S. News also rated Christiana Care as a high-performing hospital in the following 10 specialties:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery.
- Ear, Nose & Throat.
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.
- Neurology & Neurosurgery.
According to U.S. News, objective data — survival rates, patient safety, volume of procedures, nursing care and other information — stands behind the rankings in most specialties. The publication also uses a reputation score from a national physician survey.