Christiana Care listed by U.S. News as ‘Best Hospital’

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Dr Sajjad Ahmad with patient-

For the third year in a row,Christiana Care Health System has been rated a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Out of more than 4,500 hospitals in the U.S., New Castle-based Christiana Care was one of only 29 to achieve the highest ratings in every common condition or procedure.

Christiana Care was also recognized as the best hospital in Delaware and was ranked No. 3 among the 90-plus hospitals in the Philadelphia region, a release stated.

“At Christiana Care, we serve together to make a positive impact on the health of our community,” said Janice E. Nevin, Christiana Care president CEO. “That impact starts with the high-quality, safe care that we provide in our hospitals. This recognition by U.S. News & World Report affirms that we’re exceptional today—and we remain committed to do all that we can to be even better tomorrow.”

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The conditions and procedures ranked are:

  • Colon cancer surgery.
  • Lung cancer surgery.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Heart failure.
  • Heart bypass surgery.
  • Aortic valve surgery.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Hip replacement.

These procedures and surgeries represent a high level of achievement across the board and is a testament to our organization’s culture,” said Ken L. Silverstein, chief clinical officer and executive vice president at Christiana Care.

“We know that in order to deliver the very best care, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals need to be able to experience joy in their work,” he said. “We focus on supporting and partnering with our caregivers to create that positive experience.”

U.S. News & World Report measures procedure and condition ratings based on three elements: structures, the resources devoted to patient care; process, whether the practices that help patients are woven into hospital routine; and outcomes, the results of care as measured by five years of claims data and other sources.

It ranks hospitals in nine conditions and procedures as either high performing, average or below average. The procedures and conditions measured were selected based on patient volumes, the availability of comparison data and the presence of risk or complexity.

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