Delays, Closures and Cancellations Due to Winter Weather

Here are the Christiana Care Health System delays, closures and cancellations due to the winter storm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Check back for updates.

Closures & Cancellations:

  • The Brain Aneurysm Support Group meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is canceled.
  • The Breastfeeding Support Group scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 is canceled.

Christiana Care Health System’s essential hospital and emergency services, including the Emergency Departments at Christiana and Wilmington hospitals and Middletown, are open and will continue to operate without interruption. If you have any questions about the cancellation of your appointment, please call your physician.

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, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. 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. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

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, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 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. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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

About Christiana Care

About Christiana Care Health System

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Christiana Care 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. Christiana Care 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. Christiana Care 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, Christiana Care 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

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

Christiana Care’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 Christiana Care 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.

Christiana Care Employees

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

Christiana Care 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

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