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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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Multidisciplinary Care: A Full Team of Experts In Your Corner

You will appreciate the convenience of receiving all of your services under one roof at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, but the advantages to our multidisciplinary approach go much deeper. Studies show that patients who receive their cancer screening, prevention, treatment and palliative-care services in a setting of multispecialty care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life. And because our model of care is based on multidisciplinary centers, every patient benefits from a team of experts who are focused on his or her individual care.

What is a multidisciplinary center, and how does it benefit me?

A cancer multidisciplinary center, or MDC, is an organizational unit of doctors from different specialties who collaborate to focus on caring for patients with a specific type of cancer.

When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, you will meet with your nurse navigator and a team of doctors in one visit. Your team will be made up of doctors who specialize in your type of cancer and typically includes:

  • A surgeon who can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • A medical oncologist who can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • A radiation oncologist who can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.

Together, these cancer specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500