All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

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Cardiac surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We’re working hard to make appointments safe and convenient for you.  Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. If an appointment or procedure must be rescheduled for some reason, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Our patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account. You can create a patient portal account here.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

We align with Delaware Public Health recommendations to offer care safely. With recent changes, we are now scheduling elective surgeries and procedures. Patients who need time-sensitive, medically necessary procedures are given the highest priority.

As an added safety measure, our care providers will arrange for you to be tested for COVID-19 at a ChristianaCare laboratory before your elective procedure.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Cardiac Surgery

The cardiovascular surgeons at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health at Christiana Hospital are among the most experienced open-heart surgery teams in the mid-Atlantic today. We provide a complete range of sophisticated cardiothoracic surgical services for the treatment of:

Each year, our expert cardiac surgery team performs almost 600 open-heart surgeries at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health.

To schedule an appointment or consultation with a cardiac surgeon, call 302-733-1980.

ChristianaCare Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions