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.

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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.

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Commitment to Clinician Wellbeing and Resilience  

Christiana Care Health System is fully dedicated to the wellbeing of our providers, staff and community. We strive to foster an optimal clinical environment for working, learning and providing excellent care. Our commitment is reflected in our mission, articulated by The Christiana Care Way:

“We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value.”

Delivering on Christiana Care’s mission calls for health care providers to be at their best. A growing body of evidence demonstrates the need for health care organizations to focus attention on clinicians’ work-life integration, professional fulfillment and overall wellbeing. This approach optimizes the health of our clinicians and our patients.

The time is right for forward-thinking academic health centers to proactively address provider wellbeing and engage trainees directly in those wellbeing initiatives.

The OASIS room on 3E Medical ICU offers caregivers a range of comforts, from simple lounge chair to a miniature zen garden, to a massage from a high-tech recliner.

At Christiana Care, we embrace the Quadruple Aim of better health and improved patient experience at lower cost – with clinicians who find joy and meaning in their work. To help our clinicians achieve this, we are investing in their health, fulfillment and resilience, employing a comprehensive approach with support, education and research.

Christiana Care has established a Center for Provider Wellbeing, spearheading efforts to improve clinicians’ personal resilience from internship through expert levels, promote a culture of wellbeing, improve the experience of providing care in our organization and contribute to the body of evidence on provider wellbeing through research and measurement.

When clinicians are supported and feel fulfilled in their work, they can do their best to provide the highest quality care for their patients. We commit to supporting one another and we strive to promote clinician wellbeing and a system where this is achievable.