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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Physicians & Staff

Sharon Anderson, RN, BSN, MS, FACHE

Chief Virtual Health Officer

Sharon L. Anderson, R.N., B.S.N., M.S., FACHE, is the Senior Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety; Chief Virtual Health Officer and the Director for the Center for Quality and Safety of the Value Institute at ChristianaCare Health System based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Under her leadership, ChristianaCare has achieved national recognition related to several patient safety and quality initiatives, including Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals Award, the Joint Commission’s prestigious Ernest A. Codman Award and Top rankings in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score.

ChristianaCare also has had several services recognized in US News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals rankings, and has been recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for several innovative quality and patient safety initiatives.

Ms. Anderson has helped develop several new programs to address the full continuum of cancer care, including prevention, screening, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, management of complications and end-of-life issues. Anderson won the WHYY Community Caring Award for her innovative work in cancer care. She has experience working in a health plans and developed case, care and disease management programs for both commercial and Medicaid populations. Ms. Anderson is also a recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award in recognition of her significant contributions to excellence in healthcare management.

Ms. Anderson has experience as both a critical-care nurse and an administrator. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Services Administration from The New School for Social Research in New York. Ms. Anderson is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has obtained additional certifications in healthcare quality and utilization management.



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Education: New School for Social Research