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  Christiana Care named among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Christiana Care to its list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” for the third consecutive year.
Hospitals that made the 2018 list are recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes, as well as for staff and physician satisfaction.
“These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties,” according to Becker’s. The hospitals are industry “innovators that have sparked trends in health care technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction.”
Becker’s bases its list on hospital rankings, awards and nominations. Christiana Care earned top awards this past year from Healthgrades, U.S. News & World Report, CareChex, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and the Joint Commission/National Quality Forum. 
 Flag raising celebrates organ donors
Physicians, surgeons, patients, loved ones and survivors gathered April 10 to show support for another year of life-giving organ donorship aided by Christiana Care’s Kidney Transplant team and the Gift of Life Donor Program, honoring organ, eye and tissue donors.
Loretta Harris, the mother of Christiana Care employee Brian James, who donated her son’s organs and tissue after he was killed in a car accident in 2016, spoke powerfully about the need for organ donors and the many ways they save lives and help people live better lives.
In 2017 the Christiana Care Transplant Program facilitated 42 organ donors, resulting in 102 transplanted organs, including gifts of kidneys, livers, lungs, hearts and one pancreas. In addition, 91 tissue donors in 2017 at Christiana Care provided corneas, bone, skin, heart valves and other tissues to enhance the lives of countless recipients. 
Loretta Harris, whose son was an organ donor, helps raise the Donate Life Flag.
     Dozens of Christiana Care staff turn out each year for a flag raising to honor organ, eye and tissue donors.
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