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

Project SEARCH

Christiana Care Health System is part of a nationally recognized program dedicated to workforce development focused on individuals with significant barriers to employment. It generates partnerships with businesses that work to benefit the individual, community and the workplace.

Our partners in Project SEARCH are POW&R (Productive Opportunities for Work & Recreation), CIS (Community Integrated Services), Red Clay Consolidated School District and the State of Delaware’s  Department of Education and Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Praise for Project SEARCH Christiana Care

“Our experience with Project Search has been very positive. We’ve seen a change in our daughter that shows more confidence, willing to learn and make new friends. We’re very impressed how everyone is willing to help her overcome obstacles and work with her whenever an issue arises. We think this is a great opportunity for the kids to experience and think this will be a great success.”
Parent of student intern

“I am honored and inspired to work with such a dedicated group of young adults.  Each day I am impressed at their ability to adapt and learn in such rich and engaging work environments throughout Christiana Hospital.  I am very proud of the students’ dedication and willingness to use previously learned skills as well as explore, practice, and refine new employability skills.”

“Project SEARCH has not been just a job for me; it’s been an eye opening experience. It is a dynamic concept that brings out the best in everyone. The departments at Christiana Care embrace the student interns and make them an integral part of their staff. It’s great to witness the progress the students make every day.”
Skills trainer

“I really enjoy getting up and going to work each day. I know how much my team needs me to do my job carefully and correctly in the Operating Room.”
Student intern

“I enjoy working every day. I look forward to coming to the hospital and talking to the staff and patients. My mentor and job coach treat me like I am already a staff member. My future goal is to work in the Operating Room. Having the opportunity to intern in the hospital will give me experience to meet my goals in life.”
Student intern

Project SEARCH intern application:

Download the application as a PDF file.

Download the Student Data Card for Red Clay Consolidated School District.

Please submit the completed application to:

Lakia Belcher
District Transition Specialist
Special Services, Red Clay School District
1502 Spruce Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805

Project SEARCH coordinators at Christiana Care:

Nicole D’Ambrosio
Talent Advisor, Talent Acquisition Strategy

Angie Hansen
Project Search Instructor