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.


Pediatrics Undergraduate Education

Pediatrics offers four rotations focusing on different aspects of pediatric care.

Pediatric inpatient sub-internship

This rotation for 4th-year medical students is designed to cultivate the skills necessary to manage admission and consults on the floor of a community hospital. Overnight call is highly encouraged. The student will experience an academic community hospital with a small pediatric floor and a variety of typical pediatric patients plus some pediatric trauma consults.

Director Cem Soykan, M.D.
Student Coordinator Karen Watson: 302-733-4200,
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 4 weeks
Students 2

Pediatric and newborn inpatient elective

This elective is designed for the needs of 3rd-year medical students and may count toward your core curricula if it fits the description of what your core curriculum requires. Overnight call is highly encouraged but not required. The rotation is usually divided into a two-week inpatient experience, a one-week nursery experience and a one-week delivery-room experience, but can be modified based on student volume and the student’s particular interests or needs.

The pediatric and newborn inpatient elective is open to medical students in their 3rd or 4th year, physician assistant students in their final year and nurse practitioner students doing their clinical training.

Director Cem Soykan, M.D.
Student Coordinator Karen Watson: 302-733-4200,
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 2-6 weeks
Students 2

Neonatal intensive care sub-internship

This sub-internship is designed to expose students to the neonatal intensive care unit and teach the skills necessary to diagnose, manage and resuscitate newborns who are premature or critically ill. Students will experience an academic community hospital with a large neonatology service and a diverse group of patients. The rotation includes no overnight call unless approved by the director in advance.
This rotation is for 4th-year medical students only, unless prior approval is given by the NICU rotation director.

Director Cem Soykan, M.D.
Student Coordinator Marcie Snapp: 302-733-2168,
Location Christiana Hospital NICU
Duration 2-6 weeks
Students 2

Pediatric outpatient sub-internship

This rotation is designed to expose students to a diverse range of pediatric outpatient sick visits. Students will cultivate an ability to identify a child who needs increased support or care and students will learn to be comfortable with diagnosis and management of common pediatric complaints. Sub-interns will experience a resident-run clinic that operates from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Students will be expected to write detailed notes in the computer and will be supervised by either a resident and an attending or just an attending.
This rotation is for 4th year medical students only unless prior approval is given.

Director Shirley Klein, M.D.
Location Wilmington Hospital
Student Coordinator Karen Watson: 302-733-4200,
Duration 2-4 weeks
Students 1