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.


General Surgery Undergraduate Education

The general surgery rotation is designed to introduce the student to the core knowledge, skills and behaviors regarding surgery.

The student will be assigned to a surgical service and will work closely with a surgical resident and attending who will outline duties and supervise activities. The student is expected to assist in the care of patients assigned to them and those managed by the surgical service to which they are a member. The medical student surgical clerkship director and clerkship coordinator will provide complete oversight for the rotation.

The student is expected to attend and be knowledgeable of the operative procedures that they are assigned as well as those of the service to which they are a member. The student is to complete a history and physical examination and to complete daily progress notes on assigned patients, which must be countersigned by a supervising resident or attending.

The student is expected to:

  • Be knowledgeable of the status of assigned patients.
  • Be an active member of the surgical team.
  • Provide case presentations and answer clinically relevant questions at patient rounds or conferences.
  • Provide accurate and appropriate information to patients in the presence of or under the direct supervision of a resident or attending physician.
  • Act and dress in a professional manner during all daily activities in the operating room and in all patient, staff, and personal interactions at Christiana Care Health System.
  • Abide by all HIPAA guidelines, and by all personal and professional policies of Christiana Care Health System and their medical school.
  • Be prepared, be on time, and read.
Director Raymond H. Green, D.O.
Medical Student Coordinator
for Department of Surgery
Ruth Ann Haschak, 302-733-4260,
Location Christiana Hospital or Wilmington Hospital
Duration 6 weeks for Jefferson 3rd year students; 4 weeks for PCOM 3rd year students; 4 weeks for 4th year Jefferson, PCOM and all others
Students 4 Jefferson 3rd year; 4 PCOM 3rd year; 4 4th year students