Christiana Care gains best hospital ranking

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christianacareChristiana Care Health System has been ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. 

The publication ranks Christiana Care No. 1 in Delaware and No. 3 among the 91 hospitals in the entire Philadelphia region.

Christiana Care is one of 153 hospitals – or three percent – of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals the publication evaluated this year for U.S. News’ Best Hospital list.

Christiana Care also was one of  63 hospitals in the nation that earned a high-performing rating in all nine inpatient surgical procedures and chronic conditions that were evaluated by U.S. News: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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“This honor is a very special recognition that belongs to our exceptional people who each day demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to advancing The Christiana Care Way,” said Janice E. Nevin,  Christiana Care CEO. “This award is further evidence of our progress in helping our communities achieve optimal health and an excellent experience through the value-driven care we provide.”

The publication evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and other high-performing hospitals.

Among the nation’s hospitals, Christiana Care ranked:

  • 18thin Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • 42ndin Nephrology
  • 45thin Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • 45thin Pulmonology

U.S. News also rated Christiana Care as a high-performing hospital in the following five specialties:

  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology

According to U.S. News, objective data stands behind the rankings in most specialties – survival rates, patient safety, the volume of procedures, nursing care and other information. The publication also uses a reputation score from a national physician survey.

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