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 260 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 for adults and children, 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 1,200 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 11,600 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region.

Statistics at a glance

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

  • 22nd in admissions.
  • 32nd in births.
  • 24th in emergency visits.
  • 32nd in total surgeries.

Among hospitals on the East Coast, Christiana Care ranks:

  • 12th in admissions.
  • 16th in births.
  • 15th in emergency visits.
  • 19th in total surgeries.

(Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database of 6,200 U.S. Hospitals, 2017, © Health Forum, LLC)

Fiscal Year 2017 statistics for Christiana Care Health System
Admissions 52,928
Emergency Department Visits 196,656
Home Health Care Visits 299,815
Births 6,374
Surgical Procedures 39,155
Open Heart Cases 771
Radiology Procedures 416,881
New Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment 3,294
Student Visits to School-Based Health Centers 24,074
Primary Care Office Visits 305,379
Employees 11,614
Volunteers 1,254
Medical-Dental Staff 1,528
Medical-Dental Residents and Fellows 262

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