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.

Christiana Care Pulmonary Associates

Christiana Care Pulmonary Associates

ChristianaCare Pulmonary Associates specializes in the care of critically ill patients. These physicians serve patients at Christiana and Wilmington Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The doctors of ChristianaCare Pulmonary Associates work closely with you and your family, and offer a variety of resources to meet your medical needs during periods of critical illness. We are committed to patient and family centered care, and we include the patient and family in the decision-making process.

Overseeing all aspects of care

  • All patients admitted to the Medical ICU (MICU) and Wilmington ICU (WICU) have their care managed by a board-certified critical care specialist.
  • Daily multidisciplinary rounds with the medical team include your respiratory therapist, nurse, dietician, physical therapist, and other services as needed.
  • Patients are evaluated daily for physical and occupational therapy needs.
  • Electronic ICU program provides expert care 24 hours a day.
  • Pulmonary Associates physicians coordinate your tests, procedures and consultations, and report your condition to your primary-care physician.

Our programs and specialty teams

  • Roaming ICU Intensivist: A member of the intensivist team is dedicated to providing immediate critical care to patients located on other units within the hospital to assist with emergent situations out of the ICU.
  • Sepsis Value Improvement Team: Our Sepsis VIT develops and implements innovative approaches to identity patients with sepsis throughout the hospital and to provide earlier recognition.
  • The MICU/WICU Alert Team: Provides immediate, expert ICU level care in the ED for critically ill patients.
  • Rapid Response Team: Provides immediate evaluation and transport for all patients within the hospital who need ICU level care
  • Early Mobility: A dedicated multidisciplinary team will assess your physical therapy needs on a daily basis with a goal of maintaining full physical function.
  • Sedation and Delirium:Our Sedation and Delirium Team is dedicated to providing preventive care to reduce sedation-induced delirium in the ICU.

Best practices in patient care

  • The Medical ICU and Wilmington ICU have consistently achieved clinical outcomes that rank among the top 10 percent of all systems in the VISICU national database.
  • Award-winning Christiana Sepsis Program has demonstrated clinical outcomes that exceed national averages by 50 percent.
  • Wilmington ICU has nearly eliminated central line related infections over the last two years.
  • Time on ventilators has been reduced by a full day in the Medical ICU as a result of rapid extubation protocols.
  • Medical ICU Mobility Team has doubled the number of patients who receive physical therapy, resulting in shorter times in the ICU and the hospital.
  • MICU/WICU Alert Teams have reduced patient average length of stay in the ED by two hours.


  • 2012-2015 American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award – Silver.
  • 2012 Kimberly-Clark Educational Grant – WICU.
  • 2010 Nursing Excellence Award – Silver: March Madness in the MICU.
  • 2009 Performance Improvement Award: Rapid Response Team.
  • 2009 American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award.
  • 2008 Performance Improvement President’s Gold Award, Vigilant Advocacy to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections: VAP Eradication.
  • 2007 Ernest Amory Codman Award, ChristianaCare Health System, “Improving Care of the Sepsis Patient.”

ChristianaCare Pulmonary Associates
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., MAP 1, Suite 220, Newark, DE 19713 directions