At Christiana Care Health System, we serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. That's our promise, which we call The Christiana Care Way. That promise comes to life through the Extraordinary People who find joy in their work every day, caring for patients, caring for families and visitors, and caring for each other.
A gift to Christiana Care gives you the opportunity to give back or say thank you, and improves our capacity to provide the best possible care for our community. These videos highlight some of the key areas in which philanthropic support allows us to make important strides in patient care. Learn more at www.christianacare.org/donors
The Christiana Care 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.
As one of the first National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program awarded sites in the United States, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has become a national model for other health care systems to follow. In fact, more cancer patients are enrolled in clinical trials here than in virtually any other program in the country. Our patient-navigation system is emulated by cancer centers across the nation, and our unique model of care gives every cancer patient quick access to a team of world-class cancer specialists.
The Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health in the Bank of America Pavilion is among the largest, most capable regional heart centers on the East Coast. It is the only center in the region that integrates in a single location and under one roof cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular interventional radiology, cardiology and interventional nephrology. Learn more at http://www.christianacare.org/heart
Patient and family centered care is an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients and families. It recognizes the vital role that families play in the health care process, and it does this by restoring dignity and control to the patient and the patient's family.