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Christiana Care ranks among top Philadelphia hospitals in U.S. News Best Hospitals metro area rankings

Christiana Care Press Release, March 29, 2011

Christiana Care Health System has been ranked among the top hospitals in the Philadelphia region with a high performance in 12 medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro-area rankings. Christiana Care is the only hospital in Delaware to make the list.

To receive a metro-area ranking, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 key medical specialties.

The magazine’s Best Hospital metro rankings also include patient-satisfaction scores. Christiana Care’s scores are better than state and national averages on how patients rated the hospital overall (66 percent) and whether patients would recommend the hospital to friends and family (75 percent).

For the past four years, the magazine’s Best Hospitals edition has ranked Christiana Care among America’s best hospitals. The publication evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide and includes only 3 percent in its rankings.

Last year, Christiana Care received top 50 rankings in two specialties—gastroenterology and urology. Previous top 50 rankings were in specialties of ear, nose and throat, endocrinology, and digestive and respiratory disorders.

“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”

U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases.