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Christiana Care tops U.S. News & World Report list of best hospitals

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Christiana Care Health System has made the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital list for the fourth year in a row. The northern Delaware health system was one of 57 hospitals out of 4,500 across the nation to achieve the highest ratings in every common adult condition or procedure.

In the Philadelphia region, it ranked No. 3 among 90-plus area hospitals.

The system also ranked No. 25 in gynecology and was rated highest in geriatrics, nephrology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, GI surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery.

“At Christiana Care, we serve together, guided by our values of Excellence and Love, to make a positive impact on the health of our community,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and CEO. “This recognition by U.S. News & World Report reflects our commitment to be exceptional today and even better tomorrow. Our community can count on us to provide high-quality, effective, safe care and a truly exceptional experience.”

The common adult conditions and procedures rated by U.S. News & World Report are:

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

“These nine procedures and surgeries represent many facets of the care that Christiana Care provides, and the high level of achievement across the board is a testament to the organization’s culture of excellence and continuous improvement,” said Ken L. Silverstein, M.D., MBA, chief clinical officer and executive vice president at Christiana Care.

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