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.


Medicine-Pediatrics Undergraduate Education


  1. To provide medical students exposure to the combined field of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) by working with Med-Peds physicians in different outpatient and inpatient settings.
  2. To familiarize medical students with the most commonly encountered conditions in adults and children who present to their primary care Med-Peds physician

Students over the course of four weeks will work one-on-one with at least six med-peds attendings in different outpatient settings. Students will be exposed to many of the med-peds residents on different inpatient rotations at Christiana Care and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. In addition, time will be spent in the transition care practices for adults that have special health care needs (cystic fibrosis, cancer survivors, cerebral palsy, etc.).

Students will be expected to present a 20 minute preclinic conference to the faculty and residents and prepare a case abstract for submission by the end of the rotation.

Special Requirements: 4th year medical students only – unless prior approval given.

Director Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP
Student Coordinator Debbie Harris, 302-733-4371, deharris@christianacare.org; Paula Barnes, 302-733-6059, pbarnes@christianacare.org
Location Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, HealthCare Center at Christiana
Duration 4 weeks, July through October
Students Up to two 4th year medical students at a time