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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Special Cancer Outreach Programs

The outreach programs that we offer continually change in response to the changing health needs of the community. Here are just a few of the special outreach programs that you can access:

Avon Helping Hands for Breast Health

By providing education and support for getting mammograms, Christiana Care and the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund’s Helping Hands for Breast Health program helps women to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable. This program provides assistance with transportation, funding and access to care. Call the breast-screening coordinator at 302-623-4746 for more information. A bilingual Spanish/English navigator is also available to assist you.

Colon Cancer Awareness

Colon cancer is the most preventable cancer. Colon cancer often has no symptoms, so it is important to have your colon checked, starting at about age 50. If you have rectal bleeding, stomach cramps, weight loss, a change in bowel habits or are feeling tired, check with a doctor right away. Talk with your doctor about the need for colon cancer screening. The screening test can help keep you from getting colon cancer, or it can find colon cancer early when it can be cured. To learn about the Champions of Change program to access colon cancer screening, call 302-623-4661.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Program

Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is the virus that causes cervical cancer. HPV is the most commonly transmitted sexual infection, and most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. Our HPV Vaccine Program educates young girls and their parents about HPV and provides access to the vaccine.

Komen Pink Ribbon

Is it time for you to schedule your first or follow-up mammogram? Christiana Care patient navigators make it easy for you to receive these important screening services. Patient navigators can assist you by scheduling your appointment, finding transportation and even helping to find funding, if needed. Our Pink Ribbon Program offers special appointments on the second Tuesday and third Thursday of each month at Wilmington Hospital. Our bilingual Spanish/English speaking navigator is available to assist you with scheduling your mammogram and be with you during your screening. Call 302-623-4746 to schedule your mammogram or for more information. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia affiliate helps fund the bilingual navigator program.

 

Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4661