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Safety Is Our Priority – Learn more

At ChristianaCare, everything we do is For the Love of Health™, and that focus has guided our response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have redesigned how we deliver care to keep our patients and caregivers safe, while providing the high-quality care that our community needs and deserves. This includes greatly expanded options for virtual care and telehealth visits, as well as guidelines that support social distancing, wearing masks, a clean environment and limited numbers of patients and visitors to ensure safety. Learn More

Emergency Services

Full Service Emergency Care for Delaware

ChristianaCare provides superior, around-the-clock emergency and trauma services to the people of Delaware and the surrounding region.

The emergency departments at ChristianaCare’s Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, Union Hospital, and the free-standing emergency department in Middletown, Delaware treat a combined total of more than 225,000 patients each year, making our doctors, nurses and support staff among the most experienced emergency medical professionals in the region. ChristianaCare’s Emergency Department is ranked 24th in the United States and 15th on the East Coast in number of patient visits, according to data from the American Hospital Association.

In addition to providing superior emergency care, our Emergency Department has been recognized for making transformative changes to how emergency care is delivered. By putting the patient first and rethinking old models of how patients and medical staff interact in the emergency room, ChristianaCare has acheived dramatic advances in efficiency, which means shorter wait times and a better experience for patients.

Delaware’s Only Level 1 Trauma Center for Adults and Children

Christiana Hospital is designated by the state of Delaware and verified by the American College of Surgeons as the state’s only Level I trauma center for both adults and children. This is the highest capability possible for a trauma center.

Wilmington Hospital is a participating trauma hospital in the Delaware Trauma System.

As an integral part of Delaware’s trauma system, ChristianaCare provides statewide leadership and assistance with trauma response, strategic planning and education. ChristianaCare’s trauma program collaborates with state and private emergency-management personnel throughout Delaware to ensure that every injured person receives the same high-quality care and best possible chance for recovery.