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

Erin Kavanaugh, M.D., FAAFP

Program Director, Family Medicine Residency

Erin Kavanaugh, M.D., is a practicing family physician, Delaware native and DIMER program graduate. She sees her patients at the Wilmington Health Care Center at Wilmington Hospital.

Dr. Kavanaugh earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Pennsylvania State University in 2003. She completed her medical education at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2007. She completed her family medicine residency at ChristianaCare’s family medicine residency program in 2010, where she served as chief resident.

Dr Kavanaugh was hired as clinical faculty for the ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency program in 2010. After one year in the department, Dr. Kavanaugh took an active interest in academic medicine, and soon she was named assistant program director. She went on to complete the National Institute of Program Directors development fellowship through the Association of Family Medicine Resident Directors in 2013, and shortly thereafter was promoted to associate program director. She completed the Advanced Quality and Safety Improvement Science Program at ChristianaCare in 2014. In April 2016, Dr. Kavanaugh was named the residency program director for family medicine and co-program director for emergency medicine/family medicine. In January 2019, Dr Kavanaugh was appointed Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community medicine.

Dr. Kavanaugh is a clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, past president of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians and actively serves as the Treasurer of the Board.

Specialties: Family Medicine
Education: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency, Class of 2010