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ChristianaCare Overview

Wilmington, DE
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
ChristianaCare is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. ChristianaCare includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds and is continually ... Read more

Mission: Our role in the community is expressed in the ChristianaCare Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors ... Read more

Company Updates

  • ChristianaCare has been honored as one of only 88 institutions out of 722 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress for achieving “meritorious” outcomes in surgical patient care.

    American College of Surgeons recognizes ChristianaCare for meritorious surgical outcomes - ChristianaCare News

    ChristianaCare has been honored as one of only 88 institutions out of 722 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress for achieving "meritorious" outcomes in surgical patient care. This is the eighth consecutive year that ChristianaCare has been recognized through the organization's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program - also known as ACS NSQIP ...

  • Happy 35th birthday Christiana Hospital! On January 27, 1985 -- known as moving day or "M-Day," patients and clinical equipment were moved from Wilmington Hospital to the new state-of-the-art, four tower Christiana Hospital. Go back to "M-Day" with this vintage clip from NBC10 Philadelphia and share your memories in the comments below.

    ChristianaCare on LinkedIn: #LoveOfHealth #netDE #wilmington

    Happy 35th birthday Christiana Hospital! On January 27, 1985 -- known as moving day or "M-Day," patients and clinical equipment were moved from Wilmington...

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ChristianaCare – Why Work With Us?

ChristianaCare headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country’s largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. ChristianaCare has the prestigious Magnet® designation with two acute care hospitals located in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. U.S. News & World Report named ChristianaCare among America’s “Best Hospitals".

ChristianaCare is a major teaching hospital with it's two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. ChristianaCare is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services. The system is home to Delaware’s only Level I trauma center, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. ChristianaCare also features a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns.

A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, ChristianaCare includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.

With more than 11,000 employees, ChristianaCare is the largest private employer in Delaware and among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region. In fiscal year 2015, Christiana Care had $1.6 billion in total patient revenue. Christiana Care provided the community $16.1 million in charity care (at cost) during fiscal year 2015.

Statistics at a glance

Among hospitals in the United States, ChristianaCare’s ranking by volume is:

  • 22nd in admissions.
  • 31st in births.
  • 21st in emergency visits.
  • 28th in total surgeries.

Among hospitals on the East Coast, ChristianaCare ranks:

  • 11th in admissions.
  • 16th in births.
  • 13th in emergency visits.
  • 16th in total surgeries.

(Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database of 6,200 U.S. Hospitals, 2016, © Health Forum, LLC)


The ChristianaCare Way is our promise to you — and to each other:

“We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value.”

As a not-for-profit health system, our mission is one of service. We believe that the key to providing truly great health care is to partner with our patients and their families, building a system of care that is effective, affordable and valuable to everyone who is touched by it.

How do we know what is valuable to our patients? We ask. And we listen. We understand that medical expertise is fully effective only when it is paired with respect and compassion. And we understand that the way to help our neighbors to get well and to stay that way requires that we take the time to learn about who they are, what they want, and what they need.

The ChristianaCare Way is also an invitation to you. As a patient or a visitor, or as a member of our community, we welcome you as a partner.

ChristianaCare in Delaware, a Magnet® organization is greater Philadelphia region’s only hospital to make the Truven Health Analytics list of 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S. and is the only major teaching hospital in the nation to win the Everest Award consecutively in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  And the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore

ChristianaCare is committed to providing ongoing professional development and educational opportunities for all staff, within and outside the Department of Nursing. We currently offer the following opportunities related to the field of Nursing:

  • Access to CE Direct - the premier online corporate education solution from Gannett Education. CE Direct provides unlimited access to more than 800 award-winning Continuing Education courses for nurses and allied health professionals, and 900+ hours of nursing certification test prep.
  • Pre-Pay BSN/DNP Programs
  • Clinical Ladder- Our professional advancement program recognizes and rewards experience, knowledge, and clinical expertise.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A Preceptor and Charge Nurse Mentoring Program
  • Specialized nursing orientation program
  • We also offer a one-time reimbursement for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) Review Course provided through Kaplan.

Open positions include full-time, part-time, per-diem, casual & all shifts. Some departments are:

  • Medical|Surgical
  • NICU | Labor & Delivery |Mother & Baby
  • Operating Room | PACU
  • Emergency Department | Trauma
  • Critical Care | Surgical Critical Care | Neuro Critical Care
  • Home Health Nurses

We are looking for hard working professionals and in return we offer outstanding support!

Whether you’re a physician, an advanced practice clinician, a nurse, an allied health professional, Lab Services or a skilled individual in another area of health care, Christiana Care is where you can become your very best. We also offer a variety of non-clinical positions serving different departments across the system. People come here for many reasons. But these are the reasons they stay:   

  • Our reputation and Magnet®designation.
  • U.S. News & World Report and Truven® top hospitals rankings.
  • Our innovative care and collaborative approach to health.
  • Encouragement to achieve career goals and positively impact communities.
  • Safe, inclusive team-based practice and work environments.
  • An easy commute—minutes from Philadelphia—and free parking.

We are Delaware’s largest health system and 21st in admissions nationally, with:

  • More than 11,000 employees.
  • Two campuses and a major teaching hospital.
  • The area’s only Level-I Trauma center and neonatal ICU.
  • Large regional footprint, with a top mid-Atlantic integrated multispecialty system.

Our patient care and outcomes rival those of major metropolitan health systems because everything we do is driven by the ChristianaCare Way—serving our neighbors as expert partners in their health and providing affordable systems of care that they value. It’s been that way for more than a century. And it is a foundation that you can build a rewarding future on. Join us. The best job you’ll ever have could be right here—at ChristianaCare.

ChristianaCare exists to take care of our neighbors

ChristianaCare exists to take care of our neighbors in our community — not only our local community, but also our global community. Our ability to deliver this promise is embodied in the extraordinary talent and dedication of our physicians, surgeons, nurses, health care professionals, community outreach coordinators and administrative staff members.

Our growing national reputation enables us to attract some of the best health care specialists in the country. Beyond this, the generous support of our partners in business, government and the community helps us expand and enhance the care we provide to all community members, regardless of their ability to pay.

In fiscal year 2015, ChristianaCare provided the community with $16.1 million in charity care (at cost). Each year, our Wilmington Hospital Health Center alone provides primary and specialty medical care for more than 70,000 patient visits. Every day, professionals throughout ChristianaCare demonstrate their exceptional commitment to improving the health and well-being of everyone in our community through innovative programs, initiatives and partnerships.

Through these efforts, we continue to transform the very landscape of health care excellence for all of our neighbors. In the articles in this section, you will read about just a few of our efforts to improve the quality of life for those we are so privileged to serve.

ChristianaCare Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ekg Technician
    Current Employee - Ekg Technician

    I have been working at ChristianaCare full-time


    Friendly staff and nice benefits


    There are no cons at christiana

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ChristianaCare Photos

ChristianaCare photo of: Christiana Hospital
ChristianaCare photo of: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
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ChristianaCare photo of: Simulation Lab
ChristianaCare photo of: Salute to Veterans
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ChristianaCare Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Student Nurse Extern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ChristianaCare (Newark, DE) in March 2018.


    This process spanned about a month.
    It started off with uploading the requirements online. A couple of days later I got an email about getting references to fill out an online survey on my performance (so have your clinical references ready before applying, at least 2).
    After the references, I did an automated online interview that had 7 video questions and like 5 written questions. The video questions ranged from "Tell me about your clinical experiences" to "Why Christiana?" to "Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult patient".
    After completing this online interview, I received an email to schedule an in-person interview at the Newark hospital. The interview lasted a solid 45 min- 1 hour. The interviewers were both nurses, very kind and encouraging.
    Make sure to get their business cards/emails so you can contact them afterwards thanking them for the opportunity.
    Also, wear something professional, but also something that stands out! (Oh I remember her, she wore that yellow dress)
    Also, relax. Trust in the process. Go over your answers and give them the old' Excellence and Love razzle dazzle!

    Interview Questions

    • Why Christiana?   Answer Question
    • Why did you choose nursing?   Answer Question
    • Why should we hire you?   1 Answer
    • Tell us about a time you had a conflict with a coworker and how you handled it. (They're trying to get an understanding of your behavior)   Answer Question
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ChristianaCare Awards & Accolades

  • 5 Star Rating, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website, 2018
  • 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopaedic Programs, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2017
  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention,, 2019
  • Christiana Care ranked Delaware’s best employer by Forbes, National Business Publication, 2019
  • Christiana Care ranked among the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT, IDG’s Computerworld, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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