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

Meet our Team

Call 302-623-4661.

Amanda Baggett
Amanda specializes in breast cancer outreach and education. Before joining ChristianaCare, she served the Eastside Wilmington community as a public ally for REACH Riverside and The Warehouse project, where she helped empower teens as mentors.

Robyn Biehn, BSN, RN, OCN
Robyn specializes in helping people with lung cancer screenings and access to smoking cessation programs.

Lauren Childrey — speaks Spanish
Lauren helps the Latino community navigate cancer prevention screenings and services through the Healthy Latino Program. She is nationally certified in tobacco treatment practice from The Association for Addiction Professionals.

Xiangfen Gu — speaks Mandarin-Chinese
Fen travels to Chinese businesses and community centers throughout New Castle County to help those who speak Mandarin Chinese with everything related to health care, from insurance to state financial programs to screenings and appointments with primary care and specialty providers.

Nora Katurakes, MSN, RN, OCN
Nora oversees ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach and Education program. Her community work includes the Wilmington Health Planning Council, the Early Detection and Prevention Committee for the Delaware Cancer Consortium and the American Cancer Society Leadership Council. She is a certified oncology nurse.

Charlene Marinelli, BSN, RN, OCN
Charlene specializes in helping people with colon and breast cancer screenings and is an expert at helping those who need additional testing and care.

Luisa E. Ortiz-Marquez — speaks Spanish
Luisa is the program manager for the Healthy Latina Family Promotoras program.

Teresa Wilde
Teresa schedules group screenings for mammograms and helps women without insurance find resources for their yearly mammogram. She’s also part of the team that helps train volunteers to share The Story of BRENDA throughout our community.

Melissa Donovan
Melissa is likely the first person you will speak with when you call the Community Health Outreach and Education office to schedule a program or learn more about available services. She will put you in touch with the right person on our team!

We can help you through the maze of decisions about:

  • Where to go for screenings.
  • What screenings are right for you.
    American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer
  • What forms you need to fill out.
  • How to get financial support through state-funded programs.
  • How to gain access to follow-up services, if needed.

Offering programs in Mandarin and Spanish!


Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions