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.


Radiation Oncology Undergraduate Education


To understand the role of radiation therapy in multi-disciplinary oncology care; to understand appropriate indications for radiation therapy and the role of radiation therapy in emergencies.
Students will rotate through the department of Radiation Oncology, working one-on-one with our physicians, gaining exposure to oncology topics. Our department conducts all types of radiation treatments, from conventional radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy/ image-guided radiation therapy, high-dose-rate brachytherapy and radiosurgery.

Students will be expected to be in clinic daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (depending on the daily schedule). Exposure will be multi-disciplinary to all oncology sites, and students will also learn basic roles of the different team players (medical oncology, surgical oncology).

The objectives are to understand how radiation therapy is used, and the role in oncology management, with a hope that students will better understand this unique specialty.

This rotation is only available to Delaware Branch Campus students, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University students, and Drexel University College of Medicine students.

Director John Strasser, M.D.
Student Coordinator Elena Foraker eforaker@christianacare.org
Location Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Duration Usually four weeks, but less if elective on surgery rotation
Students One at a time