Christiana Care Health System was ranked one of the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Christiana Care Health System was ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication ranks Christiana Care first in Delaware and third among the 91 hospitals in the Philadelphia region. Christiana Care is one of 153 hospitals to earn the distinction of about 5,000 hospitals the publication evaluated this year.

Christiana Care also was one of 63 hospitals in the nation that earned a high-performing rating in nine inpatient surgical procedures and chronic conditions that were evaluated by U.S. News: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Christiana Care’s specialty care ranked:

— 18th in diabetes and endocrinology

— 42nd in nephrology

— 45th in gastroenterology and GI surgery

— 45th in pulmonology

U.S. News also rated Christiana Care as a high-performing hospital in geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics and urology.