ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital Emergency Department

Wilmington, Delaware

ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs.

Centrally located between Philadelphia and Baltimore, Wilmington Hospital has the second busiest emergency department in Delaware, with 58,744 visits in fiscal year 2023. The emergency department includes a helipad for air-medical transport and on-site forensic nurse examiners.

Combined, ChristianaCare’s emergency departments are ranked 12th in the United States and 7th on the East Coast in number of patient visits, according to the American Hospital Association. ChristianaCare is a three-time Magnet®-designated health system.

Wilmington Hospital’s emergency department is a Level III trauma center in the Delaware Trauma System, providing statewide leadership and assistance with trauma response, strategic planning and education to ensure that every individual receives the same high quality care and best possible chance for recovery.

In addition to providing superior emergency care, ChristianaCare has been recognized for making transformative changes to how emergency care is delivered. By putting the patient first and rethinking old models of how patients and medical staff interact in the emergency room, ChristianaCare has achieved dramatic advances in efficiency, which means shorter wait times and a better experience for patients.

ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital campus has served the community for nearly 125 years, meeting diverse medical needs and providing a safety net for people in underrepresented communities.

The Wilmington Hospital Emergency Department is honored to receive the Lantern Award.