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.

Weight Management

Obesity is a complex medical condition

Our understanding of obesity has advanced rapidly in recent years. We now recognize that obesity is not simply due to lack of willpower or poor food choices and lack of exercise. Obesity is a complex disease resulting from the interaction of genes, biology and behavior, and affected by social, economic and cultural factors. Research has advanced our knowledge of the many health benefits of weight loss, and of the strategies that work best to help people lose weight. We use our knowledge of these factors to provide state of the art weight management programs offering a variety of effective tools to treat the whole person.

Obesity is not simply a matter of being “out of shape” or a few pounds overweight. It is a serious, chronic health problem that can significantly increase your risk for hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and even cancer.

Obesity is treatable with medical supervision and lifestyle changes. At Christiana Care’s Weight Management Center, we can help you achieve permanent weight loss and reduce your risk for obesity-related illnesses. View the video below for more information on how obesity occurs.

Success starts with a long-term plan. We offer a full array of options, including one-on-one counseling, group classes, personalized medically supervised programs, a meal-replacement program and bariatric surgery. Our programs are directed by board-certified doctors who specialize in metabolic diseases and weight control. You will benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of our team, which also includes nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and clinical psychologists. In individual sessions and group classes, we will partner with you to implement weight loss strategies that work.

Learn About Weight-Loss Options

The first step to our weight-loss programs is this no-obligation, free seminar. Register now.

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Weight Management Center
501 West 14th Street
Wilmington Hospital
Gateway Building, 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-623-3475


  • Learn About Weight-Loss Options

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  • Meal Replacement

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