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Christiana Care Among Top 1% in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings

Best Hospital for Fourth Year in a Row and One of Only 57 Nationwide Rated as High Performing in All Nine Adult Common Conditions and Procedures

For the fourth year in a row, Christiana Care Health System has been rated a Best Hospital and recognized for high performance in all nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News & World Report.


Out of more than 4,500 hospitals across the nation, Christiana Care was one of only 57 to achieve the highest ratings in every common adult condition or procedure. Christiana Care was also recognized as the best hospital in Delaware and was ranked No. 3 among the 90-plus hospitals in the Philadelphia region.


Christiana Care was also ranked No. 24 in the nation in gynecology and was rated as high performing in care related to geriatrics, nephrology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and neurology and neurosurgery.


“At Christiana Care, we serve together, guided by our values of Excellence and Love, to make a positive impact on the health of our community,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and CEO. “This recognition by U.S. News & World Report reflects our commitment to be exceptional today and even better tomorrow. Our community can count on us to provide high-quality, effective, safe care and a truly exceptional experience.”


The common adult conditions and procedures rated by U.S. News & World Report are:


  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Aortic valve surgery.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Colon cancer surgery.
  • Heart bypass surgery.
  • Heart failure.
  • Hip replacement.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Lung cancer surgery.


“These nine procedures and surgeries represent many facets of the care that Christiana Care provides, and the high level of achievement across the board is a testament to the organization’s culture of excellence and continuous improvement,” said Ken L. Silverstein, M.D., MBA, chief clinical officer and executive vice president at Christiana Care.


“Our high level of achievement in national rankings such as U.S. News & World Report are the result of continuous, coordinated work by our physicians, nurses and staff to do the right thing for every patient, every time,” Dr. Silverstein said. “We approach every day with a sense of opportunity and curiosity, as we continuously look for ways to innovate in delivering the best possible care to the people we serve.”


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About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.