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About Christiana Care

About Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 22nd in the nation for hospital admissions.

Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services. The system is home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns.

A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.

With more than 10,500 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and the 10th largest employer in the Philadelphia region. In fiscal year 2013, Christiana Care had $2.51 billion in total patient revenue and provided the community with $26.8 million in charity care (at cost).

Statistics at a glance

Among hospitals in the United States, Christiana Care's ranking by volume is:

  • 21st in admissions.
  • 29th in births.
  • 24th in emergency visits.
  • 24th in total surgeries.

Among hospitals on the East Coast, Christiana Care ranks:

  • 11th in admissions.
  • 13th in births.
  • 12th in emergency visits.
  • 12th in total surgeries.

(Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database of 6,200 U.S. Hospitals, FY 2012, © Health Forum, LLC)

Fiscal Year 2013 statistics for Christiana Care Health System
Admissions 52,779
Emergency Department Visits 181,237
Home Health Care Visits 307,172
Births 6,427
Surgical Procedures 38,803
Open Heart Cases 682
Radiology Procedures 389,568
New Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment 3,202
Rehabilitation Patients 659
Rehabilitation Services Visits 106,178
Total Hip and Knee Replacements 2,536
Clinical Research Studies 886
Employees 10,834
Volunteers 1,202
Medical-Dental Staff 1,496
Medical-Dental Residents and Fellows 282

Christiana Care Health System
P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899-1668

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