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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Christiana Care Neurosciences

Neuro-Interventional Surgery

Neuro-interventional surgery enables minimally invasive treatment of aneurysms, strokes and other conditions affecting the brain and spine that were once only treatable through open surgery. Using sophisticated technology, including advanced imaging to see inside the body in real time, a neuro-interventional radiologist can manipulate tiny catheters through the patient’s blood vessels to break up a blood clot inside the brain or reduce pressure in an aneurysm to prevent it from bursting. These catheters can deliver medication to a targeted area, or they can be equipped with specialized medical devices to treat delicate areas inside the brain without ever opening the skull. To treat spinal conditions, the neuro-interventional radiologist uses cannulas to similarly work inside the problem area without having to expose the spinal column.

Featuring a state-of-the-art interventional neuroangiography surgical suite, Christiana Care Neuro-Interventional Surgery provides minimally invasive services and treatments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Brain and spinal tumor embolizations.
  • Brain aneurysms.
  • Brain arteriovenous malformations.
  • Dural arteriovenous fistulas.
  • Carotid and intracranial stenting.
  • Diagnostic cerebral and spinal angiography.
  • Nosebleeds (epistaxis).
  • Pediatric brain and vascular malformations.
  • Spinal vascular malformations.
  • Traumatic cerebrovascular injuries.

Christiana Care Neuro-Interventional Surgery physicians provide emergency treatment for patients in the midst of a stroke due to blockage of a large blood vessel within the brain. This treatment, known as endovascular recanalization therapy, offers the possibility of restoration of blood flow to prevent brain damage from stroke. Over the past year, nearly 90% of patients undergoing this procedure here at Christiana achieved substantial restoration of blood flow to the brain, and more than 60% of those patients had normal or near-normal blood flow as a result of the procedure.

Advantages of neuro-interventional procedures over traditional open surgery include a shorter recovery time, less pain during recovery and fewer complications.

Neuro-Interventional Surgery
Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1487