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

Christiana Care Carelink CareNow

By participating in the Christiana Care Quality Partners ACO, providers benefit from the value of Christiana Care’s Carelink CareNow – a robust information technology-enabled network of care coordination support services that works with providers and patients to optimize outcomes.

Unlike traditional care coordination programs, Carelink CareNow harnesses an information technology platform that integrates all available sources of a person’s health data – including admission and emergency department visit information, physician visits, lab results, radiologic reports, pharmaceutical use and claims data. This information is integrated into care coordination software that supports Carelink CareNow’s interdisciplinary team in providing care coordination services to providers and their patients.

Carelink CareNow identifies the patients who are at highest risk and who have significant care needs. This includes identifying patients who do not regularly access primary care and preventive services. Understanding who is at risk for poor health enables clinicians to proactively reach out and connect individuals to the health services they need.

Carelink CareNow offers Providers:

  • An interdisciplinary team that includes nurse care coordinators, social workers, pharmacists and support staff (under the direction of a Medical Director) who are available to address clinical, behavioral, social and other care needs that patients may have that is affecting their ability to achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • An information technology system that captures and analyzes volumes of clinical and claims data to support clinical decision making, identify gaps in care and assist providers in achieving quality outcomes.
  • Support in addressing barriers to patient’s seeking care by coordinating physician office visits, providing the transfer of information for seamless care transitions if patients require nursing home care, home health visits, other post-acute services and access to community based services.
  • Educational support to assist providers in caring for those patients with chronic disease to self-monitor and achieve established goals of care.