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.

Donors & Supporters

Getting Involved

There are many ways for you to become a part of the Christiana Care Health System Community.

Affinity Groups

Junior Board – The Junior Board of Christiana Care is a not-for-profit corporation comprised of dedicated volunteers committed to community service and support of the health system. Its members give of their time and talents, raising money through community outreach and by operating the gift shops in both hospitals. Their capstone event is the annual Medicine Ball fundraiser, which provides support for a variety of services and programs within Christiana Care Health System.

For more information or to join the Junior Board, click here.

Friends of Helen F. Graham Center – Founded in 2002, the Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is a volunteer organization working in cooperation with the clinical staff of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center to help fund programs that enhance the patient care experience, support cancer research, and provide public education on prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.

For more information on Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, call 302-327-3305.

Annual Special Events at Christiana

Christiana Care Health System relies on financial support from both community members and corporate partners to provide an array of exceptional healthcare and ancillary services to the people of Delaware. Similarly, our fundraising events are designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and audiences.

  • Christiana Care Golf and Tennis Classic – Whether you are a scratch golfer, a tennis champion, or just enjoy playing, this exciting day of golf and tennis is held on the magnificent natural surroundings of the DuPont Country Club.
  • Junior Board’s Medicine Ball – The Junior Board of Christiana Care raises money for different health care services and programs through its annual fundraising event, the Medicine Ball. An actual event is held every other year. 2017 is a non-event year, benefiting the Blood Pressure Ambassadors Program. Your support of this outreach program will positively impact the lives of your neighbors in the city of Wilmington and surrounding areas.
  • The Fall Tea – Hosted by the Friends of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, this event highlights Christiana Care physicians and clinical staff and also showcases the strides that the State of Delaware has made in the fight against cancer. The Fall Tea is held on site so guests can tour the facility and witness first hand the extraordinary work that is being done. For more information on the Helen F. Graham cancer Center, click here.

Pathways of Hope

Would you like to honor someone who has made a difference in your life? Have you or someone you love experienced extraordinary care at Christiana, and you would like to find a lasting and meaningful way to say thank you?

Consider purchasing an engraved brick to be placed on Christiana Care’s Pathway of Hope. Your customized brick will be engraved with your special message and placed in a beautifully designed pathway on our campus.

Pathways of Hope bricks are available for the Heart Pathway (at the Center for Heart and Vascular Health) or the Cancer Pathway (at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center). For details on how you can become a part of this important endeavor, click here.

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