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.

Christiana Care Breast Centerat the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Breast Center

Designed by breast-health specialists and women just like you, the Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is the only facility in the region devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.

We ensure the most thorough assessment, plus the convenience and peace of mind of coordinated care for diagnosis, treatment planning and counseling. On-site capabilities and services include:

  • 3D Mammography.
  • Digital mammography.
  • The only dedicated breast MRI unit in the region.
  • Breast ultrasound.
  • Private consultation areas.
  • Clinical breast exams with optional self-exam education.
  • Financial resources.
  • Images read on-site.
  • Urgent cases evaluated within 24 hours.
  • Surgeons available for consultation.
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsies.
  • Follow-up services and care management coordinated with referring physician.

An emphasis on education

One out of every eight women will face breast cancer at some point in their lives. That is why the emphasis at the Breast Center is on education and early detection for women of all ages. This includes self-examination education offered by a nurse specializing in breast care. Patients can learn how to detect lumps, plus how to identify changes that can help lead to early detection. We also provide access to printed materials in our resource room.

Access to new, lifesaving technology

In addition to traditional imaging and the latest ultrasound techniques, the Breast Center offers 3D and digital mammography technology. Digital mammography can make it easier to identify tumors in women with dense breast tissue and requires less exam time.

Quick answers backed by a solid plan of action

After receiving a screening mammogram at the Breast Center, you have the option to wait for results on the spot on designated days. Or you can choose Fast Track mammography to have a routine mammogram and be on your way in about 15 minutes. You will receive your results by phone within 48 hours, and a report will be sent to your doctor. If there is a suspicious finding on a screening mammogram, you will receive the full support of an expert staff, guiding you step by step through each subsequent phase of diagnostic testing, mammogram or ultrasound. From there, your referring physician can further discuss results and treatment options. Our goal is to alleviate anxious waiting time and get a proactive plan in motion.

Christiana Care Breast Center
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Suite 1400 (West Entrance)
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4200