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.

For Health Professionals


A member of the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (DE-INBRE), Christiana Care Health System shares a five-year $23.5 million grant funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) and the State of Delaware. The DE-INBRE program advances research in key areas including cancer and heart disease, bringing cutting-edge treatments to improve the health of Delawareans. The INBRE grant, first awarded in April 2009 to CCHS, supports cancer, cardiovascular disease and neuroscience research programs.

The purpose of the Delaware INBRE grant is to continue building a self-sustaining basic and translational biomedical research capability in Delaware focusing, expanding and strengthening the pipeline of biomedical research by funding infrastructure, faculty development, mentorship and other resources.

Supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences Institutional Development Award (NIH-NIGMS: P20 GM103446) and the state of Delaware, the Delaware INBRE program has four specific goals:

  1. Foster a statewide network for biomedical research.
  2. Develop independent and inter-dependent researchers and institutions.
  3. Cultivate Delaware INBRE initiatives.
  4. Enhance Delaware’s knowledge of biomedical science and technology.

And serves to build academic and research channels in Delaware by creating student and researcher opportunities involving a diverse cohort of students and researchers in biomedical exploration. For more information, please visit de-inbre.org

Core Facilities at Christiana Care

Delaware INBRE contributes to several core facilities at Christiana Care:

  • Center for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) Core at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute – managed by Lynn Opdenaker, Ph.D.
  • Genome Customization Core at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute – Managed by Eric Kmiec, Ph.D.
  • the INBRE Bioinformatics Network of Delaware (BiND) – Managed by Claudine Jurkovitz, M.D.

Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program

The Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program (DISSP) is an undergraduate summer research program sponsored through the NIH and funded to the Delaware INBRE program. In a partnership with six state institutions, including Christiana Care Health System, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, the University of Delaware and Wesley College, selected undergraduate students are able to carry out independent research projects while studying full-time under a mentor to gain knowledge of research techniques and making unique scholarly or original impacts to the biomedical sciences. DISSP runs each summer from June – August. For more information, read this informative Christiana Care News article.

For more information, contact us:

Scott Siegel, Ph.D., MHCDS
Institutional Lead | Site Principal Investigator, Christiana Care Health System
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Population Health Psychology | The Value Institute