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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

at Christiana Care

An advanced practice clinician is either a Physician Assistant or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Together we are known as APCs. We are valuable members of the health care team serving different patient populations in our hospitals, emergency rooms and community. We are educated, experienced and skilled to manage our patients and their health issues.

ChristianaCare provides APCs educational opportunities, mentoring support, leadership training and opportunities to grow in their role as an APC. APCs serve as preceptors to PA and APRN students across many medical specialties. APCs play an integral role in serving our patients and community with our core values of excellence and love.

As APCs continue to grow in numbers at ChristianaCare, so do the opportunities for the types of practices APCs are employed. At ChristianaCare, APCs work in wide range of sites including ambulatory practices, specialty services, hospitalist groups, intensive care units, surgical departments and obstetrical areas.

Currently there are almost 700 APCs working at ChristianaCare with over half employed by the Medical Group of ChristianaCare.

In the past 10 years our APC workforce has tripled. As the need for access to health care continues to grow, ChristianaCare anticipates the need for APCs will also continue to rise.