Taking Healthcare Seriously

Delaware offers a full range of top-notch healthcare services throughout the state, including short-term acute care hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities and a veterans’ hospital.

Beebe Healthcare

The state is home to nationally ranked hospitals, including Beebe Healthcare , which received the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013 and has ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for four consecutive years.

Christiana Care Hospital
Nanticoke Health Services

Other nationally ranked hospitals in Delaware include Christiana Care Hospital in Newark and Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford. The former was ranked among the country’s top hospitals in gynecology by U.S. News & World Report and ranked as the top hospital in the state of Delaware. The latter is home to a nationally certified and award-winning stroke program that is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.


Bayhealth , which includes Milford Memorial and Kent General hospitals, has also received a series of awards , including the #1 ranking in Delaware for Cardiac Surgery (2008, 2009 and 2010) and Overall Cardiac Services (2010).

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight specialties by U.S. News and World Report and is part of the country’s largest group medical practice devoted to pediatric care, education and research.

St. Francis Hospital

St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington is home to the St. Francis Foundation , which supports a variety of community initiatives, including the Saint Clare Medical Outreach Van, which provides care to uninsured community members; the Center of Hope, a family medical practice; the Tiny Steps Program, a reproductive healthcare resource for women in need; and the Cancer Prevention Program, an educational resource for the community.

In addition, Delaware’s proximity to major military and teaching hospitals located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia areas expands healthcare opportunities available to state residents.