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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

We're Bringing Cancer Screening, Prevention and Education Into the Community

woman checking another woman's blood pressure

Nora Katurakes, manager of the Community Health Outreach & Education Department, checks a woman’s blood pressure during a free community health screening.

The fight against cancer doesn’t stop at the edge of the hospital campus. To truly make a difference in the health of our community, we’ve created an outreach program that brings cancer prevention and early detection to the places where people live, work and play.

To beat cancer, we all need to be informed about its causes, the risk factors that can make it more likely and what we can do to reduce those risks. We need to take action to prevent cancer. And when cancer occurs, we need to detect it early, when there’s a better chance that it can be cured.

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute‘s Community Health Outreach and Education Program is dedicated to helping Delawareans learn more about what causes cancer and the risk factors involved. We provide information about healthy behaviors and lifestyles to reduce risk factors and even prevent some cancers. And we make it easier for people to get the tests and the care that they need.

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4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions