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ChristianaCare’s New Maternity Hospital Ranks as One of Nation’s Best

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ChristianaCare brings a new model of family-centric care with the Center for Women’s and Children’s Health in Newark.


ChristianaCare continues to transform how it provides health care in Delaware, even amid the pandemic. 

Last spring, while we were all hiding behind closed doors, Christiana Hospital was getting ready to open new ones at its Center for Women’s and Children’s Health in Newark. Offering multiple services for mothers, babies and families, the eight-story, 400,000-square-foot tower focuses on evidence-based, patient-centered treatments, according to ChristianaCare.

Ranked by Newsweek as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals, ChristianaCare implements an innovative model of care for mom and baby at its recently opened Center for Women’s and Children’s Health in Newark./Courtesy of ChristianaCare

“We [took] every precaution for the health and safety of the families who count on us for the very best care,” says Dr. David Paul, M.D., chair of the pediatrics department. “We have continued caring for new families without missing a beat, and babies don’t wait.”

Christiana Hospital is one of the highest-volume delivery hospitals in the region, welcoming more than 6,000 newborns each year.


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Within the new center is a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offering private rooms with sleep-in space for parents. It’s also one of the only hospitals in the country to provide “couplet care,” which keeps mom and baby together even if both require medical attention.

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The center also focuses on wellness and the reduction of infant mortality, neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal mortality and postpartum depression.

In August, ChristianaCare was ranked as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals by Newsweek and Leapfrog, a nonprofit organization focused on the safety and quality performance of health care facilities in the United States.


Published as “Babies On Board” in the October 2020 issue of Delaware Today.

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