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When Timing Matters

When your loved one has a potentially life-threatening injury, the first hours of care are the most important to his or her survival – and the most stressful for the family and friends who rush to the patient’s side.

The trauma team at Christiana Hospital wants you to know that you are not alone. We understand what you are going through and we will help you during this difficult and painful time. Experience has taught us that the more you know about the process of treating your loved one, the better you will deal with the crisis at hand.

This website will help you know what to expect at the different stages of care, from arrival in the Emergency Department through admission, to follow-up care after discharge. When you don’t understand something, ask us, we’re here to help.

Your Level 1 Trauma Center

We are here to serve you with the region’s most advanced trauma care. ChristianaCare is the only Adult Level-1 trauma center for people who live between Philadelphia and Baltimore as well as within the entire State of Delaware. As an Adult Level-1 trauma center, you can trust that all of our services for injured patients, from admission to discharge, are at the highest capability of care for both adult and pediatric patients.

Improving the Odds

Traumatic injury is the number-one killer and disabler of people in Delaware between the ages of one and 44 and the number-four killer for all age groups combined. Recognizing what trauma can do to our community, ChristianaCare continues to maintain Level-1 trauma center designation. Level-1 is the highest capability of trauma readiness, available 24-hours a day, every day of the year.

Regional Trauma Centers

Delaware is unique among a handful of states that have an all-inclusive trauma system linked statewide. From our cities and towns all the way to the bay, this network of caregivers offers around-the-clock medical care for seriously injured people across the state.

We are there by your side during this difficult and painful time.

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