Community Benefit

Health education event for deaf and hard of hearing women connects and empowers

Debra Fry of Newark might communicate in a language that uses signs instead of words, but at a recent Christiana Care Health System program on breast health and mammography, she got the message loud and clear — early detection saves lives. As one of about 20 women to attend a special program at Wilmington Hospital specifically for deaf and hard of hearing women and their families, Fry asked a number of good questions, toured the mammography suite on the health system’s Wilmington campus, had the opportunity to meet trusted health care providers and encourage other members of the Deaf community to take charge of their own good 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.

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.