One of the most important factors in relocating or retiring to a new state is the presence of health care, good medical facilities and nearby hospitals. If you are thinking about retirement or relocation to Delaware, we’ve put together of a comprehensive list of Delaware hospitals as well as a few that are just a short drive away in nearby states. With this guide, separated by county, you should be able to find which centers are closest to your new home community. The Delaware Healthcare Community Most of the hospitals or major medical facility in Delaware belongs to one of the primary Delaware healthcare communities: Beebe Healthcare, Christiana Health System, Bayhealth Healthcare or Nanticoke Health Services. Bayhealth Medical Bayhealth is a technologically advanced not-for-profit healthcare system more than 3,200 employees and a medical staff of 425 physicians. Bayhealth is well known locally for their cardiovascular (heart) services, oncology (cancer) services, Women’s OB GYN services and orthopedics and rehabilitation services. In 2014, Bayhealth recorded 92,041 emergency department visits, 18,420 patients admitted to beds, 2,272 births, and provided $49.5 million in unreimbursed care to patients. Bayhealth Healthcare is an affiliate of Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System for Heart and Vascular, Cancer and Orthopaedics.Bayhealth Kent General and Bayhealth Milford Memorial are among an exclusive group of just 198 hospitals and birth centers, out of 3,000 facilities in the United States, who have achieved Baby-Friendly status. See Delaware Bayhealth locations below. For additional information Bayhealth Medical and a full list of their services, visit their website. Beebe Healthcare Located in Sussex County, Delaware, Beebe Healthcare represents over 45 specialities offering an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services. The Beebe Healthcare community is known for open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology to correct heart arrhythmias, treating heart disease, the Tunnell Cancer Center and award winning orthopaedic services including hip and knee replacements as well as spinal surgery. Beebe has recently been awarded with the Healthgrades® Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence recognition for the ninth year in a row and was named among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall orthopaedic services. In addition to their medical network, Beebe Healthcare operates the Beebe Health Campus on Route 24, Beebe Lab Express, Wound Care and Diabetes Management Services, Gull House Adult Activities Center, Home Health Agency, a Nursing School, and satellite imaging and lab services, including walk-in care centers throughout Sussex County. Beebe Medical Center is one of 21 hospitals and three health systems of the 3,788 eligible hospitals and 346 health systems nationwide — the top 1% — that have been recognized with the Premier Healthcare Alliance for High Quality Patient Care, Operational Efficiency. For additional information on Beebe Medical Center and full list of services, visit their website. Christiana Care Health System Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care 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. Christiana Care 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, Christiana Care 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. Christiana Care offers its patients advice and information on homopathy and natural medicine, doing all it can to help inform about potential benfits and threats. The hostital recently held a lecture debunking the red tea detox scam. In its annual Best Hospital edition, US News & World Report places Christiana Care’s Department of Medicine and Department of Surgery among the top 50 listings in 2 specialties – Gastroenterology and Urology. Additionally, Christiana Care’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health has been awarded the highest national ranking—three stars—from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In recent news, Christiana Care Health System has been honored as one of only 44 institutions out of 445 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress for achieving “Meritorious” outcomes in surgical patient care. Christiana Care was honored with ACS NSQIP recognition for its performance in eight clinical areas including mortality, cardiac arrest and heart attack, pneumonia, unplanned intubation, ventilator use for longer than 48 hours, renal failure, surgical site infections and urinary tract infection. For more information and a full list of Christiana Care list of services, visit their website. Nanticoke Memorial Health Services Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was originally incorporated in 1945 by a group of citizens concerned by the lack of health care facilities in western Sussex County, Delaware. Over the years, involved citizens and a progressive administrative team have continued to direct the course of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and its affiliates, organized under the corporate title of Nanticoke Health Services. What started as a 32-bed hospital in 1952 has grown to include extended care, business services, outpatient services, medical centers across Sussex County Delaware and a host of preventive medicine and health education programs. Each part of Nanticoke Health Services works together to focus on fulfilling our mission statement: “To positively impact our communities’ quality of life through superior health service.” Further information on Nanticoke’s Medical Programs and Services, visit their website. Delaware Hospitals and Medical Centers (sorted by county) Sussex County Medical Centers Tunnell Cancer Center Beebe Healthcare 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Route 24 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 Bookhammer Outpatient Center at Beebe Health Campus 18941 John J. Williams Highway (Rt. 24) Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 Beebe Hospital – Main Location Beebe Healthcare Delaware 424 Savannah Road Lewes, Delaware 19958 Beebe Health at Clipper Square Milton 634 Mulberry Street Milton, Delaware 19968 Beebe Health in Georgetown 21635 Biden Avenue Georgetown, Delaware 19947 Beebe Health in Long Neck 32090 Long Neck Rd Millsboro, Delaware 19966 Beebee Health in Millville 203 Atlantic Ave, Rte 26 Millville, Delaware 19967 Beebe Healthcare Millsboro Rt. 113, 28538 Dupont Blvd Millsboro, Delaware 19966 Phone: (302) 934-5052 Beebe Rehab Services Millsboro 232 Mitchell Street Millsboro, Delaware 19966 Phone: (302) 934-1500 Nemours duPont Pediatrics: Primary Care, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Surgery Located off of Bridgeville Highway provides children in Sussex County with expert primary care. 49 Fallon Avenue Seaford, DE 19973 Phone: (302) 629-5030 Nanticoke Memorial Hospital 801 Middleford Road Seaford, DE 19973 Nanticoke Cancer Care Center 701 Middleford Road Seaford, DE 19973 Nanticoke Immediate Care Seaford 200 Rawlins Drive Seaford DE 19973 Nanticoke Immediate Care Georgetown 505 W Market Street Georgetown DE 19947 Nanticoke EZ Lab Seaford 200 Rawlins Drive Seaford, DE 19973 Nanticoke Health Pavilion Georgetown 505 W Market Street Georgetown, DE 19956 Nanticoke Health Pavilion Laurel 30549 Sussex Highway Laurel, DE 19956 Kent County Delaware Hospitals and Medical Centers Milford Memorial Hospital Bayhealth Medical 21 West Clarke Avenue Milford, Delaware 19963 Nemours duPont Pediatrics: Primary Care & Hematology Offers quality, compassionate primary healthcare to children in Kent and Sussex counties in the Teal Creek Plaza. 703 N. Dupont Blvd., Milford, DE 19963 Phone: (302) 422-4559 Kent General Hospital Bayhealth 640 South State Street Dover, Delaware 19901 Eden Hill Outpatient Medical Center Bayhealth Medical 200 Banning Street, Suite 140 Dover, Delaware 19901 Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Primary Care & Cardiology Provides children and families of Kent County with compassionate, expert primary care. Located near Kent General Hospital. 102 W. Water St., Suite 1 Dover, DE 19904 Phone: (302) 672-5650 Department of Radiation and Medical Oncology/Chemotherapy Bayhealth Medical 640 South State Street Dover, Delaware 19901 Smyrna Health and Wellness Center Christiana Care Health System 100 South Main Street Smyrna, Delaware 19977 New Castle County Hospitals and Medical Centers Middletown Care Center Christiana Care Health System 124 Sleepy Hollow Drive Middletown, Delaware 19709 Nemours duPont Pediatrics Primary Care Pediatrics located in New Castle County in Middletown Medical Center. 200 Cleaver Farm Road Middletown, DE Phone: (302) 378-5100 Middletown Free Standing ER/Emergency Department Christiana Care Health System 621 Middletown Odessa Road Middletown, Delaware 19709 Becks Woods Nemours DuPont Pediatrics 141 Becks Woods Drive Bear, DE 19701 Phone: (302) 595-0020 Healthcare Center at Christiana Christiana Care Health System 200 Hygeia Drive Newark, Delaware 19713 Christiana Hospital Christiana Care Health System 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road Newark, Delaware 19718 Nemours duPont Pediatrics: Primary Care Offering excellence in primary care for children located in Peoples Plaza, New Castle County. 1400 Peoples Plaza Newark, DE Phone: (302) 836-7820 Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute Christiana Care Health System 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Newark Delaware 19713 Christiana SurgiCenter Christiana Care Health System 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Newark, Delaware 19718 Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute Christiana Care Health System 3506 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE 19807 Wilmington Hospital Christiana Care Health System 501 W. 14th St Wilmington, Delaware 19801 Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter Christiana Care Health System 12th and Jefferson Streets Wilmington, Delaware 19801 Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children Provides primary and specialty pediatric care for more than 100 pediatric specialties, Delaware’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Nemours Foundation 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: (302) 651-4000 Saint Francis Hospital 701 North Clayton Street Wilmington, Delaware 19805 Wilmington VA Medical Center 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19805 Award Winning Hospitals Just A Short Drive Away Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation’s first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of physicians and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-662-4000 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA is ranked nationally in cancer, ear nose and throat, gynecology, nephrology, gastroenterology, GI Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is a 945-bed facility and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 111 South 11th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-5084 Phone: (215) 955–6000 Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore, Maryland The Johns Hopkins Hospital offers an astonishing level of service and innovation, with state-of-the-art facilities like the Sheikh Zayed Tower, The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Nelson/Harvey building. Johns Hopkins Medicine provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health, and provides medical leadership to the world. The Johns Hopkins Hospital 600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 Additional Delaware Hospitals, Healthcare News and Resources Nemours Senior Care Nemours SeniorCare offers vision, hearing, and dental senior care services for Delaware residents for little to no cost. Delaware Today Top Doctors 2014 List: List of Delaware’s Top Doctors from Delaware Today magazine. Delaware Today Top Doctors List Includes More Than 100 From Christiana Care U.S. News & World Report ranks Christiana Care among America’s ‘Best Hospitals’ Delaware Today: Excellence In Nursing 2014 Top Nurses Delaware Nurses Association Delaware Academy of Medicine “The Delaware Academy of Medicine is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1930. Our mission is to enhance the well being of our community through medical education and the promotion of public health. Our educational initiatives span the spectrum from consumer health education to continuing medical education conferences & symposia .” – Delaware Academy of Medicine Website Medical Society of Delaware: Leading the way to healthy Delaware.