All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

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About ChristianaCare

About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. It is continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

Read our We Serve Together 2020 annual publication.

2020 Statistics (Fiscal Year 2019)

Admissions: 53,121
Births: 6,035
Surgical Procedures: 37,390
Radiology Procedures: 426,240
Home Health Visits: 288,817
Alzheimer’s Day Program visits: 5,751
Primary Care Physician Office Visits: 255,513
Lab Tests: 3,711,019
Student Visits to 19 School-Based Health Centers: 31,491

Emergency Department Visits Total: 195,602

  • Christiana Hospital: 104,137.
  • Wilmington Hospital: 63,444.
  • Middletown ED: 28,021.

U.S. Volume Rankings

ChristianaCare ranks among the leading hospitals:


East Coast: 15th
US: 24th


East Coast: 17th
US: 38th

Emergency Department Visits

East Coast: 15th
US: 24th


East Coast: 21st
US: 39th
*Source: AHA Annual Survey Database for Fiscal Year 2017

Economic Anchor in Our Community

In 2018, ChristianaCare provided nearly 200,000 Emergency Department visits, performed nearly 38,000 surgeries and delivered more than 6,000 babies. However, the importance of ChristianaCare to our community extends far beyond health care. ChristianaCare is an anchor to the economic viability of our community, providing needed stability and job growth.

ChristianaCare’s 12,181 employees make the health system the largest private employer in the state, but with “ripple effects” included, we support 36,796 total jobs in our community.*

On average, a ChristianaCare caregivers returns $128,841 to the local economy every year. Collectively, our 11,856 caregivers return $1.56 billion to the economy.**

*Source: AHA analysis using BEA RIMS-II (1997/2006) multipliers, released in 2008, applied to 2016 American Hospital Association Annual Survey data, published June 2018.
** Source: AHA analysis using BEA RIMS-II (2007/2016) multipliers for hospital NAICS Code 622000, released 2018, applied to AHA Annual Survey data for 2016, published June 2018.

ChristianaCare Caregivers (all employees are considered caregivers)

Total caregivers: 13,412 (includes Union Hospital)
Nurses and Care Technicians: 3,922
Residents: 281

ChristianaCare Volunteer staff

1,048 volunteers contributed 72,926 hours with an impact of $1.8 million.

Taxes in support of our community

Taxes employees paid to the state of Delaware: $39.24 million
Taxes employees paid to the City of Wilmington: $2.41 million

Uncompensated care

Uncompensated care is a combination of charity care and other care for which payment was expected but not received.

Uncompensated care provided in 2019: $37 million

P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899-1668