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.

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Wilmington Hospital Health Center

Nearly 70,000 visits are made to the Health Center every year – that’s almost 200 a day. Your gift will help provide a full range of lifelong health care services to the people of our community, and benefit the Wilmington campus transformation.

Center for Heart and Vascular Center

The Center for Heart & Vascular Health is the only center in the region that integrates in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular interventional radiology, cardiology and interventional nephrology in a single location, under one roof. Our medical team of more than 100 doctors and allied health care providers includes some of the world’s leading experts in the treatment and prevention of heart disease, stroke and other diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is home to some of the most advance cancer-fighting technology in the world, including the Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery System, the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery system, and Delaware’s only dedicated breast MRI scanner. The center combines the technology with internationally recognized medical experts who are versed in the latest research and have access to clinical trials, providing a standard of care that sets Christiana Care apart from other options in the state.

Center for Translational Cancer Research

The Center for Translational Cancer Research investigates the inner workings of cancer and its treatment, shaping the way cancer is treated around the world. The high-tech, 6,000 square foot facility brings together extraordinary physicians, scientists, nurses, and other professionals who dedicate their work to these efforts.

Center for Advanced Joint Replacement

Christiana Care’s Center for Advanced Joint Replacement at Wilmington Hospital is among the most advanced, comprehensive programs for hip and knee replacement in the country, performing more than 1,500 total hip and knee replacements annually, using the latest minimally invasive techniques, with clinical outcomes that are among the best in the nation. Our patient satisfaction scores are consistently above 97 percent.

Community Dental Practice

More than 100 volunteer dentists and dental residents offer dental care at reduced rates to more than 8,500 patients, ranging from routine dental care to the most complicated oral surgery procedures.

Diabetes and Metabolic Health

The Christiana Care Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases offers comprehensive care for patients with diabetes, metabolic and other endocrine disorders. Our board-certified endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators and support staff provide the best diabetes care, combining specialized medical care, diabetes education and nutritional counseling. The center also provides comprehensive, expert care for other endocrine and metabolic diseases, including thyroid disease, osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, menopause, pituitary-gland disorders and other gland disorders.

Evening Teen Clinic

Wilmington Hospital’s Evening Teen Clinic provides evening hours health care services for teenagers, including high-risk teenagers of both sexes released from Delaware’s juvenile detention facilities.

First State School

The First State School is a key community program at Wilmington Hospital which addresses the unique challenges facing children with chronic diseases. The school is the first of its kind in the United States, combining traditional classroom schooling with the special medical care these children require. Children attending First State School have conditions such as arteriovenous malformation, kidney disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, severe asthma, seizure disorder, hypertension, leukemia, and HIV and childhood cancers. Many of the children hail from economically challenged families. To date, 96% of students have left the school and successfully returned to mainstream programs.

Swank Memory Care Center

The Swank Memory Care Center, which opened in spring 2011, provides multidisciplinary care for patients suffering with memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and support for their caregivers.

Mental Health Services

Wilmington Hospital is home to a full complement of innovative psychiatric services, such as the Herman Rosenblum, M.D. Child & Adolescent Center, Delaware’s first psychiatric day hospital treatment center for young people. The Rosenblum Adolescent Center serves children and adolescents ages 13-18, who have emotional, academic, behavioral and /or developmental problems. Students continue to live at home while attending the program weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. They remain an integral part of their family and community while receiving all the diagnostic and therapeutic components of an inpatient program.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Christiana Health is the only delivering hospital in Delaware offering Level 3 neonatal intensive care, the highest level of capability. Our neonatal intensive-care unit provides the highest standards of acute and non-acute care, combining latest technology with expert, caring staff.

Nursing Scholarships

Through a competitive selection process, the Ruth Shaw Junior Board Scholarship program offers financial assistance, including tuition and textbooks, to students currently enrolled in nursing and allied health programs. The talented and well-prepare students then fulfill a commitment to work for Christiana Care upon graduation. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement and a proven commitment to quality patient care. All qualified applicants, including current employees of Christiana Care, may apply for scholarship.

Prevention Programs

Community health and screening programs are offered throughout the year, bringing service and access to the often underserved.

Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter

Opened in 2000 at Wilmington Hospital, our 35,000 square-foot, patient-friendly facility performs a variety of outpatient procedures and surgeries including foot, ankle, knee or shoulder injury repair, and other out-patient surgeries.

Trauma and Emergency Care

Christiana Hospital is designated by the state of Delaware and verified by the American College of Surgeons as the state’s only Level I trauma center for both adults and children. This is the highest capability possible for a trauma center. Wilmington Hospital is a participating trauma hospital in the Delaware Trauma System.

Visiting Nurse Association

The Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) teams nurses, therapists, aides and social workers who help patients benefit from the healing power of their own home. As the largest accredited home-health agency in Delaware, the VNA is committed to helping Delawareans live independently, manage chronic diseases, understand and manage their medications and obtain home health care that is affordable and of the highest quality. Since 1922, Delawareans have chosen the Christiana Care VNA for truly excellent home health care.

Women and Children’s Health

Christiana Care is the region’s only National Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. From prenatal care to childbirth education to obstetrics to menopause, Christiana Care is committed to improving the health and well being of women through comprehensive, community-based programs that acknowledge and consider the complexity of women’s lives.