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Delaware Ranked 2nd in the Nation for Hospital Quality by U.S. News & World Report


June 10, 2024


Christina Crooks Bryan

Delaware Ranked 2nd in the Nation for Hospital Quality 
by U.S. News & World Report
(Dover, DE – June 10, 2024) U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2024 “Best States” rankings with positive health care news for the state of Delaware. Delaware ranks second in the nation for hospital quality, sixth for health care quality, ninth for overall health care, and tenth for health care access.
“We are proud that Delaware is leading the nation for hospital and health care quality,” said Brian Frazee, President and CEO of the Delaware Healthcare Association. “Delaware’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing the highest quality care for each and every Delawarean, and it shows.”
Delaware achieved high marks in the following categories:
  • Delaware ranks # 2 for Hospital Quality, a measure of hospital success in performing or treating various procedures and conditions, such as cancer surgeries, organ failure, joint replacement and more. 
  • Delaware is ranked # 6 for Health Care Quality, calculated based on Medicare quality, hospital quality, nursing home quality and preventable hospital admissions.
  • Delaware is ranked # 9 on the list of the best states for Health Care, measured on health care access, health care quality and public health outcomes.
  • Delaware is ranked # 10 in Health Care Access, a measure of health care affordability, child wellness visits, health insurance enrollment, adult wellness visits, adult dental visits, child dental visits and health care affordability.
Brian Frazee continued: “Quality health care delivery is part of our nonprofit mission-driven approach to caring for all of Delaware’s communities. We appreciate the recognition of our hospitals and the thousands of dedicated caregivers working tirelessly every day to fulfill this mission.”
About the Delaware Healthcare Association
The Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) was formed in 1967 and is a statewide trade and membership services organization that represents and serves hospitals, health systems, and related healthcare organizations in their role of providing a continuum of appropriate, cost-effective, quality care to improve the health of the people of Delaware. DHA’s mission is to provide policy and advocacy leadership in creating an excellent environment to support our members in helping every Delawarean to be as healthy as they can be.

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