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.

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Physicians & Staff

Ashley Panichelli, M.D.

Department of Family and Community Medicine Faculty

Dr Panichelli received her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2015. In 2018, she graduated from the ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency Program. Upon graduation she accepted a position at the ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency Program as a faculty member. Dr Panichelli was recently appointed as Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr Panichelli is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and program development. Dr Panichelli’s specific interests include inpatient medicine and safe transitions of care, residency quality and safety, Just Culture, women’s health, and resident simulation curriculums.

Throughout her medical career, Dr Panichelli has been involved in several leadership development opportunities. Dr Panichelli served as Chief Resident. Additionally, she was involved in the American Academy of Family Physician’s national Emerging Leadership program. Dr Panichelli is certified in Just Culture Training. She plans to stay active in her local chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Specialties: Family Medicine
Education: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency, Class of 2018