Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Center for Hope and Healing

Center for Hope and Healing

The Center for Hope and Healing offers support to people in our community who are struggling with mental, medical and social health problems. The Center was created to give patients access to providers who can help stabilize their health and their lives.

Who We Serve

We treat anyone with a mental health issue and at least one other medical or social health problem. Our patients may suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, severe major depression or another severe mental illness that has not been fully diagnosed. In addition, the patient has:

  • A significant social health need (such as housing, food insecurity, etc.) OR
  • An uncontrolled acute or chronic illness (such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, etc.).

Our services include:elderly man with food and worker

  • An appointment with a psychiatric provider.
  • A physical exam with a focus on preventive care and control of chronic medical conditions (with co-management of conditions with the primary care physician).
  • A complete evaluation by a social worker, who helps patients access community, state and federal resources.
  • A home visit to gain an understanding of the home and neighborhood environment.

Our specialists work together to quickly stabilize patients’ health and then put long-term support in place with other providers and programs. We provide flexible, responsive care in a respectful, caring and supportive setting.

Counselor with patient

Convenient Care with a Supportive Team

We see patients at one convenient location in Wilmington Hospital, as well as appointments via telephone. Our team members include:

  • Behavioral health therapist.
  • Primary care provider.
  • Psychiatric provider
  • Nurse/case manager.
  • Social worker.
  • Community health worker.

Patients can be referred by doctors or community-based programs. Priority is given to patients being seen within the ChristianaCare.

For more information, contact the Center for Hope and Healing at 302-320-9660.

 

Center for Hope and Healing
Suite 1E30, Gateway Building
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-9660