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.

Cancer Research at the
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Meet Our OPACT Advocates


Lisa Cerullo Gilroy

Debilitated by a massive tumor, Lisa went to the doctor and learned that she had stage IV nonHodgkin’s lymphoma. She participated in a clinical trial which resulted in an earlier-than-expected recovery. Lisa supports women worrying about the impact of treatment on fertility and what to expect in a clinical trial.

Leila Hamroun

Leila is a breast cancer survivor – and the mother of three children. Leila got regular check-ups, never smoked and had no family history of breast cancer. Yet, she developed stage II breast cancer. Leila gives back by participating in a trial and supporting other clinical trial participants.

Danny Fisher

Danny was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and after doing a lot of research he opted to participate in a hormone suppression clinical trial. He also underwent five weeks of radiation therapy and had radioactive seeds implanted. Danny takes pride in educating others with prostate cancer and supports participation in clinical trials.

Diann Jones

Diann was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) in 2015 at age 47, via a routine mammogram. Married with three daughters, she decided she wanted to help advance the understanding of TNBC, which currently has no targeted treatment. After completing aggressive chemotherapy, she enrolled in a clinical trial involving radiation treatments. Diann looks forward to sharing her clinical trial experience with the community.

Lisa Lankford

Lisa was diagnosed with stage IIB Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014, after finding an enlarged lymph node under her arm. Her cancer required intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy and Lisa joined a clinical trial that looked at the effect of exercise on her level of fatigue during treatment. She helps others cope with cancer by sharing her experiences with cancer and clinical trials.

Linda Larrimore

Linda was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2011 and has participated in several clinical trials. She is a passionate advocate for colon cancer screening and clinical trial participation. She states “without the trials and the volunteers participating in them, how will we find a cure?”


John Mantakounis

John was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2010. After obtaining a second opinion, he decided to enroll in a clinical trial offered by Christiana Care. John now shares his lifechanging experience with others through clinical trial advocacy.

Bob Pietschmann

Bob is a survivor of a rare head and neck cancer; he was diagnosed in 2009. Found in just one lymph node, this cancer required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. After benefiting from a randomized clinical trial, Bob gladly helps others go through the clinical trial process.

Judy Wyatt

Judy was diagnosed with stage I invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast at the age of 38 when her son was just three years old. She participated in a five year clinical trial which studied the effects of ovarian suppression in premenopausal women. Judy reaches out to others by mentoring recently diagnosed breast cancer patients with small children and by supporting others interested in clinical trials.

Cancer Research Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
For more information, call 302-623-4450 or e-mail us.