ChristianaCare’s Delaware hospitals make 50 Best list

Wilmington Hospital/ Carol Ammon South Wing 9-1-2013 credit photograph by Eric Crossan 302-378-1700

ChristianaCare’s Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital made the list of America’s 50 Best Hospitals.

“At ChristianaCare, we are committed to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow. This recognition as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals is a testament to the incredible work that our caregivers do every day to ensure safe, high-quality care and an outstanding experience for our patients,” said Dr. Janice E. Nevin, CEO. “I am deeply grateful for our extraordinary caregivers and for the trust we’ve earned from the communities we are privileged to serve.”

No other hospital in Delaware received the honor. None of the major hospitals in Philadephia or Baltimore made the list, although nearby hospitals in Lancaster and West Chester made it to the top tier. ChristianaCare also operates a hospital in Elkton, MD.

ChristianaCare also received the following from Healthgrades:

  • – America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award for two years in a row (2022-2023).
  • – America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award in 2023.
  • – America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award for 12 years in a row (2012-2023).
  • – America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award for ten years in a row (2014-2023).
  • – America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award for eight years in a row (2016-2023).
  • – America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care for two years in a row (2022-2023).

“Achieving the prestigious Healthgrades recognition year after year after year only occurs when you have a workforce whose standard is care that is safe and of the highest quality,” said Dr. Kert Anzilotti, chief medical officer of ChristianaCare. “This recognition belongs to all the members of our clinical team, who hold themselves to the highest professional standards.”


Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals.

This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 50 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 50 Best, more than 150,000 lives could potentially have been saved, a release stated.

Patients treated for heart failure at ChristianaCare and other 2023 America’s 50 Best Hospitals have, on average, a 22.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive the award.*

“We’re proud to recognize ChristianaCare as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2023,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of Data at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, ChristianaCare consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”

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