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.

Job shadowing on hold during flu season

Due to the high incidence of flu cases this season a moratorium is being placed on the job shadowing program. Effective January 22nd 2019, we will not accept new requests for job shadowing but will honor requests that have already been processed. Any job shadows’ who have already completed their paperwork process or who are in the midst of completing will be able to complete their experience. The moratorium will be in effect until the end of flu season (approx. mid-April).

Thank you from Academic Affairs Institute for Learning, Leadership & Development (i-LEAD)


Job Shadowing

Are you a high school or college student considering a career in health care? Through Christiana Care Health System’s Job Shadowing Program, you can get a unique, up-close view of what it’s like to work in the health care field through our job shadow programs.

Christiana Care offers job shadowing experiences for students age 16 and over through two tracks:

Nursing Job Shadowing

See first-hand what it’s like to care for patients and families in a Magnet® designated health care system. Job Shadowing participants can observe a variety of nursing environments, from one of our medical units to one of our nationally recognized specialty clinics. Learn more about Nursing Job Shadowing.

Physician and Allied Health Job Shadowing

Christiana Care’s physicians and health care providers have earned national recognition for their contributions to the field. Job Shadowing participants have the chance to see what it’s like to work in departments ranging from cardiac care, family practice, sports medicine and many others. Learn more about Physician and Allied Health Job Shadowing.

Questions about Job Shadowing at Christiana Care?

The Nursing Development & Education Department and Department of Academic Affairs provide Job Shadowing opportunities at Christiana Care.

If you have questions about a job shadow experience in nursing, please contact Moneca Davis-Graham at mdavis-graham@christianacare.org.

For questions about job shadowing in medicine or allied health, contact Teri Foy at tfoy@christianacare.org.