Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

About Christiana Care

About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

2018 Statistics (Fiscal Year 2018)

Admissions: 52,339
Births: 6,115
Health Center Visits: 75,143
Surgical Procedures: 37,634
Radiology Procedures: 419,056
Home Health Visits: 288,685
Alzheimer’s Day Program visits: 5,597
Primary Care Physician Office Visits: 231,064
Medical Aid Unit Visits: 74,191
Lab Tests: 3,526,159
Student Visits to 17 School-Based Health Centers: 26,717

Emergency Department Visits Total: 195,998

  • Christiana Hospital: 104,078.
  • Wilmington Hospital: 63,129.
  • Middletown ED: 28791.

U.S. Volume Rankings

ChristianaCare ranks among the top in volume of leading health care systems.


East Coast: 15th
US: 24th


East Coast: 17
US: 36th

Emergency Department Visits

East Coast: 14th
US: 21st


East Coast: 21st
US: 38th
*Source: AHA Annual Survey Database for Fiscal Year 2016

Economic Anchor in Our Community

In 2018, ChristianaCare provided nearly 200,000 Emergency Department visits, performed nearly 38,000 surgeries and delivered more than 6,000 babies. However, the importance of ChristianaCare to our community extends far beyond health care. ChristianaCare is an anchor to the economic viability of our community, providing needed stability and job growth.

ChristianaCare’s 11,856 employees make the health system the largest private employer in the state, but with “ripple effects” included, we support 23,960 total jobs in our community.*

On average, a ChristianaCare employee returns $125,229 to the local economy every year. Collectively, our 11,856 employees return $1.48 billion to the economy.**

*Source: AHA analysis using BEA RIMS-II (1997/2006) multipliers, released in 2008, applied to 2016 American Hospital Association Annual Survey data, published June 2018.
** Source: AHA analysis using BEA RIMS-II (2007/2016) multipliers for hospital NAICS Code 622000, released 2018, applied to AHA Annual Survey data for 2016, published June 2018.

ChristianaCare Employees

Total employees: 11,856
Nurses and Care Technicians: 3,847
Medical-Dental Staff: 1,639
Residents: 265

ChristianaCare Volunteer staff

1,145 volunteers contributed 74,778 hours with an impact of $1.9 million.

Taxes in support of our community

Taxes employees paid to the state of Delaware: $35.6 million
Taxes employees paid to the City of Wilmington: $2.22 million

Uncompensated care

Uncompensated care is a combination of charity care and other care for which payment was expected but not received.

Uncompensated care provided in 2018: $53.5 million
Uncompensated care provided in 2017: $36 million

ChristianaCare Health System
P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899-1668