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For Second Consecutive Year, ChristianaCare Named One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades

ChristianaCare among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide

For the second consecutive year, ChristianaCare has earned Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ and is among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.

ChristianaCare’s Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital are the only hospitals in Delaware to receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals recognition. This is the second year in a row (2021-2022) that ChristianaCare has received this honor.

“At ChristianaCare, we seek new knowledge, ask for feedback and are open to change,” said Kert Anzilotti, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer of ChristianaCare. “Even in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic that continues to rage on, we remain relentless in our commitment to provide expert, high-quality, safe care that protects our community and helps our neighbors achieve optimal health. These recognitions belong to our caregivers who continue to show up every day to follow through on their commitments to deliver exceptional care.”

ChristianaCare also received the following distinctions from Healthgrades:

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care™ in 2022.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ for 7 years in a row (2016-2022).
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ for 9 years in a row (2014-2022).
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ for 11 years in a row (2012-2022).
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ for 11 years in a row (2012-2022).
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2022.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ in 2022.
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 17 years in a row (2006-2022).
  • Five-Star Distinctions in Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries, Colorectal Surgeries, Treatment of Heart Failure, COPD, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure and GI Bleed.

From 2018 to 2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades Top 50 Hospitals recognition on average had a 21.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award. This was the case as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. According to Healthgrades, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, 157,292 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018 to 2020.*

“Being among America’s 50 Best Hospitals is the top achievement from Healthgrades,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals like ChristianaCare are truly leading the nation and setting the standard for care delivery. We commend ChristianaCare for their dedication to patient care and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

More information on Healthgrades’ methodology is available on

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.


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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.