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Emergency & Trauma Services

Delaware's Only Level I Trauma Center for Adults and Children

Christiana Care provides superior, around-the-clock trauma and emergency services to the people of Delaware and the surrounding region. Christiana Hospital is designated by the state of Delaware and verified by the American College of Surgeons as the state's only Level I trauma center for both adults and children. This is the highest capability possible for a trauma center.

Wilmington Hospital is a participating trauma hospital in the Delaware Trauma System.

As an integral part of Delaware's trauma system, Christiana Care provides statewide leadership and assistance with trauma response, strategic planning and education. Christiana Care's trauma program collaborates with state and private emergency-management personnel throughout Delaware to ensure that every injured person receives the same high-quality care and best possible chance for recovery.

Expertise, experience, efficiency

The emergency departments at Christiana Care's two hospitals treat a combined total of more than 140,000 patients each year, making our doctors, nurses and support staff among the most experienced emergency medical professionals in the region. Christiana Care's Emergency Department is ranked 24th in the United States and 13th on the East Coast in number of patient visits, according to 2007 data from the American Hospital Association.

In addition to providing superior emergency care, our Emergency Department has been recognized for making transformative changes to how emergency care is delivered. By putting the patient first and rethinking old models of how patients and medical staff interact in the emergency room, Christiana Care has acheived dramatic advances in efficiency, which means shorter wait times and a better experience for patients.

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance CarePages Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing

Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE