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.

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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.

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

Tissue Procurement / Tissue Microarray

The Tissue Procurement Center (TPC) at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute was established in 2003, in collaboration with physicians, staff and the Department of Pathology at Christiana Care.

The TPC includes a biobank containing more than 4000 frozen and paraffin embedded specimens for future research. Additionally, more than 10,000 tumor and normal paraffin blocks are available from the Department of Pathology. The facility is equipped with a tissue arrayer for generation of tissue microarrays. Additionally, the TPC provides a supply of fresh tissues to local researchers within the Center for Translational Cancer Research as well as the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA. The Graham Cancer Center TPC was one of only three NCI Community Cancer Centers Program sites selected to collect specimens for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. The center employs Open Specimen which allows us to produce barcoded specimen labels, de-identified pathology reports, and a data link to both our data warehouse and tumor registry.

To ensure high quality specimen collection, the procurement process includes a quality control process where control slides are reviewed by the tissue procurement medical director in conjunction with the final surgical pathology slides and report to confirm the diagnosis; the tumor type, percentage of tumor nuclei and necrosis, as well as confirmation that normal tissue is free from contaminating tumor cells is recorded.

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.