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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Physician Resources

Physician Education

Science of Safety Video

In 2010 ChristianaCare embarked on a national initiative called “On the CUSP: Stop Hospital-Acquired Infections,” led by Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. CUSP, or Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program, consists of unit-based teams (CCHS has 7 currently: MICU, WICU, SCCC, CVICU, CICU, 2E and OR), each with physician and nursing champions, infection prevention, and an executive champion as well as many other front-line staff. One of the overarching goals of the program is to change the way health care systems think and communicate about patient safety (infections as well as other safety issues) and to adopt a culture in which every provider feels equally empowered to speak up about potential patient safety issues.

To that end, On the CUSP has produced a “Science of Safety” video featuring Dr. Pronovost that we are encouraging every ChristianaCare employee and Medical-Dental Staff member to view. This is meant to provide the very basic ground work upon which we can build and expand the CUSP program. We feel that it is critically important for all members of the health care team – physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff – to view this material. The video is approximately 30-minutes long but we feel that this important material is vital information for our health care team.

Dr. Pronovost biography:
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician, teacher, researcher, and international patient safety leader. Dr. Pronovost is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and Surgery); in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (Department of Health Policy and Management) and in the School of Nursing. He is also Medical Director for the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, which supports quality and safety efforts at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals. In 2003, Dr. Pronovost established the Quality and Safety Research Group to advance the science of safety. Dr. Pronovost and his research team are dedicated to improving health care through methods that are scientifically rigorous, but feasible at the bedside. Dr. Pronovost holds a doctorate in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is co-Principal Investigator of the “On the CUSP: Stop HAI” program.