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.

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, 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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For Health Professionals

Emergency Medicine Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine practices an integrated approach of research and clinical care which creates a critical pathway to better patient care both in and out of the hospital. Our Mission is to foster a research environment which reflects our commitment to creating innovative, affordable systems of care, ultimately improving patient health and their healthcare experience.

Currently, the department is participating in over 60 different research projects, which include several multicenter clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies. The Department of Emergency Medicine routinely collaborates with the Value Institute, the Virtual Education and Simulation Technologies (VEST) Center, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, Cardiology, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Family Medicine. We are also an active site for the research network Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT).

Key areas of interest include:

  • EMS
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke
  • Operational
  • Medical Student and Resident Education

Clinical Investigators

Under the leadership of Dr. John Powell Department of Emergency Medicine Chair, Dr. Jenna Fredette, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Dr. Jason Nomura, Director of Emergency Medicine Research, our Academic Faculty serve as principal investigators and advisors to the residents while working on both departmental research and multi-center trials. Residents have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge science while being mentored by an experienced physician investigator. Our faculty and residents are often selected to present their completed research projects at national forums such as Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Designated Academic Faculty:

  • Dr. Jeremy Berberian
  • Dr. Julie Cooper
  • Dr. Jenna Fredette
  • Dr. Leila Getto
  • Dr. Michael Hansen
  • Dr. Robert Hsu
  • Dr. Stephen Koczirka
  • Dr. Patrick Matthews
  • Dr. Jonathan McGhee
  • Dr. Jason Nomura
  • Dr. Amit Padaki
  • Dr. Brent Passarello
  • Dr. Justin Stowens
  • Dr. Gregory Wanner
  • Dr. Erin Watson
  • Dr. Eli Zeserson

Research efforts are supported by administrative staff and certified clinical research nurse coordinators. For more information, contact Barbara Davis, RN, BSN, CCRC, Emergency Medicine Research Manager at 302-733-4198 or