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ChristianaCare president and CEO Dr. Janice Nevin again recognized as one of 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

For a second year in a row, Modern Healthcare has recognized ChristianaCare President and CEO Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, as one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.

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“Nevin is an example of a leader who took aggressive steps during the pandemic to ensure her organization stayed on target with key financial and strategic objectives,” according to her profile in Modern Healthcare’s June 21 edition announcing the awardees. The publication commended Dr. Nevin for leading ChristianaCare through significant growth even while meeting the needs of the community throughout the pandemic. That growth included the acquisition of Union Hospital in Cecil County, Maryland, joint ventures to expand urgent care and develop a new spine surgery center, and continued expansion of primary care. In addition, Dr. Nevin was credited for her leadership in the areas of inclusion, diversity and health equity.

“As our nation and our community faced a once-in-a-lifetime challenge in the pandemic, Dr. Nevin demonstrated what true leadership means,” said Doneene Keemer Damon, Esq., chair of the Board of ChristianaCare and president of Richards, Layton & Finger. “She ensured that ChristianaCare met the needs of the moment, as she continued to lead the evolution of a vibrant organization that is taking on the challenges of tomorrow and transforming health care.”

During Dr. Nevin’s tenure, ChristianaCare has achieved increasingly high recognition as a health system of the highest quality and safety, and an employer that is one of the best in the nation. Recent awards include ChristianaCare’s recognition by Forbes as one of the best employers for diversity and inclusion in the United States, as well as the 5th best health system to work for in the U.S. ChristianaCare was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades and one of the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek.

Dr. Nevin’s leadership was key in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, as ChristianaCare quickly stood up COVID-19 testing sites in the community, including the region’s first drive-through testing site, and dramatically accelerated the adoption of telehealth. She prioritized all aspects of the welfare of ChristianaCare’s more than 14,000 caregivers, including the preservation of jobs and take-home pay, the support of mental and emotional health services through ChristianaCare’s Center for WorkLife Wellbeing, and an innovative COVID-19 symptom monitoring and testing program.

Dr. Nevin has served as CEO of ChristianaCare since 2015. She has shepherded the organization through the adoption of the values, love and excellence, that guide ChristianaCare and have supported the health system’s national recognition for innovation as it moves from “health system” to a system that impacts health.

The awardees were selected by an expert panel and industry peers.

“The 2021 class of 50 Most Influential Clinician Executives did not shy away from the challenges of caring for patient populations during a pandemic. They found inspiration in knocking down hurdles and fighting for top quality care for their patients and staff,” said Modern Healthcare editor Aurora Aguilar.

The complete ranking is included in Modern Healthcare’s June 21 issue with awardee profiles available at


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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.