There are 12 Hospitals in Delaware, and countless Urgent Care facilities. Of course, in a major medical emergency, you should get to the nearest hospital as soon as possible, but what if you get to choose where you go? Here are the top 6 hospitals in Delaware – two of which are Nationally Ranked, and three of which are Nationally Recognized for Adult Procedures. One of them is even recognized internationally, by the WHO and UNICEF! Take a look, and get to know your options when your health is on the line.
1. Christiana Hospital, Newark
Christiana Care Network is the recipient of many awards, and Christiana Hospital in Newark is their flagship location. Christiana is regionally ranked by US News as the #1 Hospital in Delaware and #3 in the entire Philly Metro Region! Beyond that, it is nationally ranked in 3 adult specialties - Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gynecology and Pulmonology.
2. Alfred I Dupont Hospital for Children / Nemours, Wilmington
DuPont has been a nationally ranked Children's hospital for years, often serving as an alternative to CHOP for those without access to Philadelphia. It is #5 in the country for pediatric orthopedics, and holds high rankings for pediatric oncology, cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology and GI surgery.
3. BayHealth - Kent General Hospital, Dover
BayHealth is one of the busiest hospitals in the state, so be prepared for a long wait time for most ER visits. However, the wait is worth it, because they are continually ranked as a top hospital in Delaware. They are nationally recognized for their Heart Bypass and Hip Replacement surgeries.
4. Beebe Health Care, Lewes
Beebe Healthcare is the recipient of many, many awards, including the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. It has been ranked as one of the top 5% in the country for clinical experience, and was named one of the top 100 Hospitals for orthopedic surgery by Healthgrades for 4 years in a row. It's a five star recipient for Heart Attack Treatment, and is recognized as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Beyond that incredible list, Beebe is a baby-friendly hospital, recognized by both the WHO and UNICEF.
5. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is a smaller hospital than the top 4, but it earns its own place by being recognized for giving patients good experiences. Beyond being rated highly by patients, it is nationally recognized for treatment of COPD.
6. St. Francis, Wilmington
St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington is a great place to go if you have an emergency, as their ER wait times are among the lowest in the region. They have speciality units for Bariatrics and community outreach programs to help senior citizens living independently.