Delays, Closures and Cancellations Due to Winter Weather

Here are the Christiana Care Health System delays, closures and cancellations due to the winter storm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Check back for updates.

Closures & Cancellations:

  • The Brain Aneurysm Support Group meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is canceled.
  • The Breastfeeding Support Group scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 is canceled.

Christiana Care Health System’s essential hospital and emergency services, including the Emergency Departments at Christiana and Wilmington hospitals and Middletown, are open and will continue to operate without interruption. If you have any questions about the cancellation of your appointment, please call your physician.

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.

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, 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.

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

Christiana Care Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

When you have chronic lung disease, even routine, daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, showering or making the bed can cause shortness of breath. This can cause you to become fearful of physical activity and lead you to become less active.

Christiana Care’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program can help to stabilize and even improve the symptoms of lung disease, including shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue, anxiety and depression. The goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to return you to your highest level of function through education, exercise and functional activities.

Pulmonary rehabilitation can also help you to:

  • Increase your energy.
  • Manage your medication or oxygen therapy.
  • Maintain a positive outlook.
  • Stay out of the hospital.

Your doctor may recommend pulmonary rehabilitation if your diagnosis shows that you have:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis or asthma.
  • Spinal deformities or a restrictive lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis or sarcoidosis.
  • Other condititions that affect your breathing.

To enroll, you will need a prescription from your doctor. Once you have enrolled, a team of specialists will assess your condition, review your medical history and design a program for you that may include pulmonary education, exercise training and breathing retraining.

After you have completed your program, you may wish to continue your visits for ongoing maintenance. We will recommend facilities that are supervised and safe for you to continue your exercise program.

For more information, call us at: 302-661-3302.

Health Care Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Dr. Newark, DE 19713

Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute
3506 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807