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

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple Negative Breast Cancer can affect women of any race, but African American women have a higher risk of getting this aggressive form of breast cancer. And, in Delaware the number of women with triple negative breast cancer is higher than anywhere else in the nation.

A group of staff and community volunteers decided to take on Triple Negative Breast Cancer by building networks throughout our community to educate neighbors about cancer risk assessment, prevention, early detection, treatment options and clinical research trials.

To help community health ambassadors educate women about this aggressive form of breast cancer, they created The Story of BRENDA — a free community education program. The acronym BRENDA helps women remember key steps they can take to reduce their risk for Triple Negative Breast Cancer:

  • Breastfeed.
  • Reduce alcohol.
  • Exercise.
  • Nutritious foods.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Achieve a healthy body weight.

To schedule a free presentation of The Story of Brenda for your community group, contact Christiana Care’s Community Health Outreach Department at the Graham Cancer Center at 302-623-4661 or complete the request form:

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