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 11,100 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region. In fiscal year 2015, Christiana Care had $1.6 billion in total patient revenue. Christiana Care provided the community $16.1 million in charity care (at cost) during fiscal year 2015.

Statistics at a glance

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

  • 22nd in admissions.
  • 31st in births.
  • 21st in emergency visits.
  • 28th in total surgeries.

Among hospitals on the East Coast, Christiana Care ranks:

  • 11th in admissions.
  • 16th in births.
  • 13th in emergency visits.
  • 16th in total surgeries.

(Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database of 6,200 U.S. Hospitals, 2016, © Health Forum, LLC)

Fiscal Year 2016 statistics for Christiana Care Health System
Admissions 53,259
Emergency Department Visits 197,340
Home Health Care Visits 312,537
Births 6,545
Surgical Procedures 39,102
Open Heart Cases 724
Radiology Procedures 418,003
New Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment 3,253
Rehabilitation Patients 668
Total Hip and Knee Replacements 2,751
Employees 11,308
Volunteers 1,379
Medical-Dental Staff 1,528
Medical-Dental Residents and Fellows 284

Christiana Care Health System
P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899-1668
302-733-1000