About Christiana Care

Jefferson Awards

The Jefferson Awards program is a prestigious national recognition system established in 1972 to honor individuals for excellence in community and public service in our nation.

In 2010, Christiana Care started a related, system-wide recognition program to honor individuals who volunteer and provide community service beyond the work they do each day as employees or volunteers for the health system. These award winners help to define the concepts of service, leadership and caring, and bring our core values to life.

Of the award winners recognized throughout the year, one represents Christiana Care annually in Washington, D.C., for the announcement of the national winner.