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.

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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, 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.

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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute


The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a noninvasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body—with fewer side effects. Cyberknife treatment delivers very high doses of radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy. There is no anesthesia, no pain and minimal recovery time. It’s like having an X-ray; you don’t feel anything. In fact, in most cases, patients can return to normal activity the next day.

Delaware’s most advanced radiosurgery system

Unlike traditional radiosurgery systems that can only treat tumors in the skull, Cyberknife can treat tumors anywhere, including the lung, pancreas, liver, spine and prostate. The system’s advanced maneuverability offers complete access and coverage for any tumor size or shape, even in difficult-to-reach areas. This means maximal radiation doses can be delivered for the greatest benefit with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.


For men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy, the Cyberknife team is introducing the use of SpaceOAR (Organs at Risk) hydrogels to protect the rectum from injury and thereby improve outcomes. We are the only center in Delaware to introduce this advanced protection for prostate cancer therapy.

The CyberKnife at ChristianaCare is the first and only CyberKnife in Delaware and one of only a few in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here are just a few of its advantages:

  • Real-time tracking: We can continuously track the tumor position, detect the tumor’s location and make adjustments for tumor and patient movement throughout treatment sessions.
  • Pinpoint precision: The CyberKnife System delivers high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy (within the width of a hair), minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue accuracy.
  • Painless and noninvasive: The CyberKnife is painless and requires no anesthesia and no surgical incisions. It virtually eliminates the risk of complications such as infections, hemorrhage, and the loss of hearing or feeling associated with traditional surgery. It’s a pain-free, noninvasive alternative for patients, including those diagnosed with previously inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or for patients who are looking for an alternative to surgery.
  • No recovery time: Compared to traditional open surgery, CyberKnife treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating overnight hospital stays.
  • Superior comfort: Patients experience improved comfort due to the system’s frameless design, which eliminates the pain and inconvenience associated with the head or body frame used to immobilize patients in traditional radiosurgery.
  • Convenience: With an advanced planning system, a patient’s treatment setup can be scheduled at the patient’s convenience, and patients can be treated in as few as one to five visits.
  • Flexibility: Offers maneuverability and versatility that is unsurpassed by traditional radiation systems. By delivering radiation beams from virtually unlimited positions, the CyberKnife System can treat tumors anywhere in the body—from any angle—including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.

Cyberknife, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions