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.

Patient & Visitor Guide

Christiana Hospital

A 906-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot, modern facility in Newark, Delaware, Christiana Hospital provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware’s only Level I trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level I trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Christiana Hospital is also the only high risk delivering hospital in Delaware offering Level III neonatal intensive care. More than 7,200 babies are born at Christiana Hospital each year.

More than 1,400 physicians and surgeons are active members of Christiana Care’s Medical-Dental staff, and more than one in 10 of them have located at least part of their practices on the Christiana Hospital campus in two Medical Arts Pavilions adjoining the main hospital.

The Christiana Hospital campus also includes the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

The Center for Heart & Vascular Health in the Bank of America Pavilion at Christiana Hospital offers the latest advances in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, cardiac rehabilitation and preventive medicine. Each year, the medical team at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health performs more than 1,000 open-heart surgical procedures, plus thousands of diagnostic and interventional procedures in our cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs. The Center for Heart and Vascular Health is involved in nearly 50 clinical trials each year.

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

Adjacent to the Center for Heart & Vascular Health is the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, which houses 13 classrooms, a 240-seat auditorium equipped with audio-visual and video-conferencing technology, a 7,000-square-foot medical library and a high-tech physician simulation lab that allows doctors and residents to train in a realistic, simulated hospital setting.

Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1000