Christiana Care Health System has been ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
The publication ranks Christiana Care No. 1 in Delaware and No. 3 among the 96 hospitals in the entire Philadelphia region.
In its annual Best Hospital edition, the publication ranks Christiana Care’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care’s Section of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and Christiana Care’s Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, in the top 50 in those specialties among hospitals nationwide.
Christiana Care is one of just 137 hospitals – or three percent – of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals that are ranked in at least one specialty for this year’s U.S. News’ Best Hospital list.
“This honor is a very special recognition that belongs to our employees, physician partners and our patient and family advisers,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and CEO. “This award is a reflection of our steadfast commitment to advance the Christiana Care Way by helping the people we are privileged to serve achieve optimal health and an exceptional experience through the value-driven care we provide.”
The publication evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and other high-performing hospitals.
Among the nation’s hospitals, Christiana Care ranked:
- 26 in the specialty of Diabetes & Endocrinology
- 34 in the specialty of Gynecology
- 39 in the specialty of Pulmonology
U.S. News also rated Christiana Care as a high-performing hospital in the following eight specialties:
- Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
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.