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.

Trauma Department

Violence Prevention

Violence and gun violence is a local and national tragedy. The ChristianaCare Trauma Department seeks to treat violence in the community by helping people better understand the consequences of violence.

We regularly talk to groups and provide tips about how to prevent violence.

  • Violence is the second leading cause of death for people ages 15-24.

Contact Chaz Molins, LCSW at or 302-733-4996 to request a violence prevention speaker for your group.

The engaging session, “Choice Road,” is a 45-90 minute program for adolescents in grades 6-12 which includes the showing of a 15-minute film, “Choice Road: An American Tale.” The actors in the film include local students, police, emergency services, and medical professionals. In the film, a 16-year old boy decides to join a gang. He is shot and becomes a quadriplegic. A ‘credible messenger’ and the program coordinator engage the youth in a open discussion of choices and consequences.

“The Ripple Effect” is a 28 minute documentary filmed at ChristianaCare. The documentary depicts scenes from the trauma bay during actual trauma resuscitations. It also includes an honest interview with a patient who talks about his injuries and how personal choices led to these injuries suffered secondary to violence. Medical professionals including physicians, trauma nurses, family support staff and mental health specialists are interviewed throughout the documentary. A medical professional concludes the program with a discussion of the documentary.

“You Only Live Once” is a re-enactment of a trauma resuscitation inside Christiana Hospital. In the simulation center at Christiana Hospital, a team of trauma nurses and physicians will re-enact the resuscitation of one of our gunshot-wounded patients. This story is true.

During the program, students will see:

  • A trauma resuscitation simulation.
  • A re-enactment of emergency procedures with the use of a mannequin: insertion of various IVs, tubes, surgical procedures and the insertion of other emergency equipment such as breathing tubes and urinary catheters.
  • Artificial blood.

It is not the intent of this program to upset or frighten students, but rather to offer them an honest and unrestricted look at the consequences of violence. It is our hope that after participating in this program, students will be less likely to place themselves in situations in which they might become either the victims or perpetrators of violence.

ChristianaCare Trauma Department
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1320
Newark DE 19718 directions