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Angela Goodale, CREDS, of the Surgical Critical Care Complex at Christiana Hospital, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for December 2016.
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Breakthroughs at our Gene Editing Institute continue to push the boundaries of this exciting scientific frontier: http://news.christianacare.org/2017/01/gene-editing-institute-develops-new-system-for-precise-surgery-on-the-human-genome/
Molecular biologists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute have developed a new system that allows them to not only repair damaged DNA within human cells, but also to determine when the DNA repair machinery has introduced unwanted genetic changes alongside — or instead of — the desired repair. In the Jan. 3 issue of the scientific journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., director of the Gene Editing In...
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Thank you to our partners at St. Pat's for giving us the opportunity to provide some holiday cheer for our neighbors http://news.christianacare.org/2016/12/holiday-meal-nourishes-spirits-and-at-annual-st-pats-luncheon/
Plates were piled high at Christiana Care’s holiday luncheon at St. Patrick’s Center in Wilmington this week with all the fixings of a festive holiday…
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Helping families through unexpected financial hardship when a newborn is in the NICU? That's part of great care: http://news.christianacare.org/2016/12/nicu-special-needs-fund-helps-families-bridge-financial-gaps/
Although private insurance or Medicaid covers most medical treatments for newborns, out-of-pocket NICU-related expenses — for transportation, prescriptions, baby supplies, medical equipment, lodging and meals — can place a burden on families with limited budgets. Christiana Care established the NICU Special Needs Fund to take financial worry away from parents and caregivers so they can focus on spending critical time with their newest family memb...
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Christiana Care is teaching hospitals across the country about success helping drug-addicted patients get treatment: http://news.christianacare.org/2016/12/christiana-care-partners-with-the-substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration-to-educate-hospitals-on-project-engage/
Leaders with Project Engage, the exemplary early-intervention substance abuse program at Christiana Care Health System, were keynote speakers for an educational webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 9,
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An innovative program is helping doctors and patients address non-medical needs that are important to health: http://news.christianacare.org/2017/01/delaware-medical-legal-partnership-helps-vulnerable-patients-overcome-obstacles-to-health/
After suffering a stroke and a heart attack, David Jester of Wilmington faced another crisis at the worst possible time. A gap in his insurance coverage threatened to burden him with significant financial hardship as he worked to bounce back from cardiac cauterization and triple-bypass surgery. But thanks to an innovative new program at Christiana Care, he got fast help when he needed it to solve his insurance challenge so that he could focus on ...
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The Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System has received a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for patient experience in outpatient services. A nationally noted symbol of achievement in health care, the annual award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience, bas...
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It was a trip Bill McNeal made often, driving home from work on I-95 on a Friday afternoon. “All of a sudden, boom, my left hand fell off the steering wheel,” he said. “I thought I was just exhausted.” He drove home using his right hand to steer. But when he didn’t feel better, his wife took him to Christiana Care’s Middletown Emergency Department. Suspecting a stroke, the staff immediately sent him via ambulance to Christiana Hospital, a compreh...
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You can partner with us to make a difference in the health of people in our community by making a gift today: https://christianacare.org/donors/
Donors & Supporters Ways to Give Make a Gift Matching Gift Finder Estate Planning & Planned Giving Pathways of Hope Events Benefitting Christiana Care Getting Involved As one of the top-ranked hospitals in the Philadelphia region, Christiana Care Health System has demonstrated its commitment to caring for our neighbors in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New …
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20 years of highly coordinated trauma care and emergency response across the state is a reason to be #DelaProud http://news.christianacare.org/2016/12/delaware-trauma-system-celebrates-20-years-of-saving-lives-reducing-disability/
For those fortunate enough not to need the Delaware Trauma System, the thought of how the state responds to emergencies likely lingers just long enough…
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Research supports greater need to integrate mental health services with primary and specialty care for moms & babies http://news.christianacare.org/2016/12/research-babies-of-mothers-with-mental-illness-more-likely-to-need-hospital-emergency-care/
Bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses in pregnant women increase the likelihood that their newborns will be hospitalized or need emergency care, finds a study published in the October issue of Hospital Pediatrics. The study, led by David A. Paul, M.D., chair of Pediatrics at Christiana Care, is the first large-scale analysis to evaluate how mental illnesses among pregnant women are tied to the serious medical needs of their newborns. Accord...
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This is the official Google+ page of Christiana Care Health System in Delaware.
Introduction

Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 17th in the nation for hospital admissions.

Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 240 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services. The system is home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns.

A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.

With more than 10,400 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and the 10th largest employer in the Philadelphia region. In fiscal year 2011, Christiana Care had more than $2.1 billion in total patient revenue and provided the community with approximately $27.1 million in charity care (at cost).

Statistics at a glance

Among hospitals in the United States, Christiana Care's ranking by volume is:

  • 17th in admissions.
  • 26th in births.
  • 20th in emergency visits.
  • 23rd in total surgeries.

Among hospitals on the East Coast, Christiana Care ranks:

  • 10th in admissions.
  • 12th in births.
  • 10th in emergency visits.
  • 11th in total surgeries.

(Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database of 6,200 U.S. Hospitals, FY 2009, © Health Forum, LLC)

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800-693-2273
Address
Christiana Care Health System P.O. Box 1668 Wilmington, DE 19899-1668