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.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Pastoral Services

Clinical Pastoral Education

ChristianaCare offers education and practical training in the spiritual and pastoral care of patients, families and health care personnel through the Clinical Pastoral Education Program. ChristianaCare’s CPE Program is fully accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. to offer Level I, Level II, and Supervisory CPE.

Clinical pastoral education is theological and professional education for ministry. Our program is designed to emphasize the importance of the pastoral relationship in each person’s life journey. The curriculum integrates theology, behavioral sciences, and spiritual development with personal experience and reflection. Training for the Clinical Pastoral Education Program takes place at both our Newark and Wilmington campuses.

For more information, contact The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc., 1 West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030. Phone: 404-320-1472. Fax: 404-320-1472.

Summer Unit

June through August, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one overnight on-call per week.

Extended Unit

September through May, with seminars on Mondays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, plus 8–10 hours of pastoral care per week and two overnight on-calls per month (24 hours).

Residency Program

Full-time 12-month stipended residency program integrated within Academic Affairs that begins in mid-August. An application fee of $30 should be included made payable to ChristianaCare Health System. There is no tuition required for the CPE Residency Program.

Tuition (Summer and Extended Units)

The first unit is $500. Additional units are $250 each.

Scholarship assistance is available for persons of the Jewish faith through the Rheva H. Cook Memorial Chaplaincy Fund. Call us for information about this fund.

How to apply

For any of the programs, applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

  • Seminary student with one year at an accredited theological school or equivalent.
  • Ordained, licensed or commissioned clergy with one year at an accredited theological school or equivalent.
  • Member of a vowed religious community.
  • Lay minister or caregiver with an undergraduate degree and some theological education, who is either engaged in pastoral care or preparing for pastoral ministry.

Apply early to secure your program of choice by completing and submitting the Application for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Pastoral Services
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801