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.

Concord – Endocrinology

Endocrinology at Concord

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that focuses on the endocrine system, which consists of a number of glands, such as thyroid, pituitary, and the pancreas, that secrete hormones. Endocrinologists focus on caring for people with glandular problems, which often result when someone has too much or too little of a hormone.

Endocrinologists treat a variety of problems of the endocrine system, such as:

  • Diabetes (Types 1 and 2 and gestational).
  • Hyperthyroidism.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Thyroid nodules/Goiter.
  • Addison’s disease.
  • Grave’s disease.
  • Thyroid cancer.
  • Low testosterone.
  • Growth hormone deficiency.

Christiana Care Endocrinology Specialists, with additional office locations in the greater Wilmington area, understand the challenges that come with managing a chronic condition, and our physicians and staff are here to help you take control. Your endocrinologist at Concord will provide specialty care for patients with diabetes, thyroid and other endocrine disorders. Together with a certified diabetes educator and support staff, you can receive comprehensive diabetes care, including individualized diabetes education.

In addition to endocrinology services, if you need lab or imaging services, you can have them at Concord as well.

To make an appointment with a Concord endocrinologist, please call 855-250-9594 and select option 8.