All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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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 Kaitlyn Angermeier at or 302-733-5927 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