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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Clinical Trials

Cardiovascular Research

Think of all of the medical advances we enjoy today that our parents and grandparents probably never dreamed possible—open-heart surgery to open blocked arteries, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators to control irregular heartbeats, even cholesterol-lowering medications. The research advantages we benefit from today are all possible because people before us were willing to test them as volunteers in medical research studies.

The Center for Heart & Vascular Health is actively involved in dozens of current research studies that are advancing the science of cardiovascular care. At any given time, these studies might include new treatments for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats and high cholesterol. Studies include new techniques in cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgery, arrhythmia management, new therapies to reduce the damaging effects of heart disease, and the search for new ways to reduce pain and promote healing for heart patients.

In many nationwide studies, Christiana Care has been a recognized leader, both in enrolling significant numbers of study participants and in having research results published by our own cardiovascular physicians in world-renowned medical journals.

You can help to shape the future of cardiovascular care

Ask your doctor if there is a clinical trial that might hold the key for a better treatment for your cardiac condition. Not only could it help improve your own health; your participation could help shape the future of cardiovascular care for generations to come. To learn more, or to find out if you qualify for a cardiovascular research trial, call 302-733-2658.