(Wilmington, Del. – March 12, 2020)
To protect our patients, caregivers and community from the spread of coronavirus COVID-19:
- Hospital patients may not have more than two visitors at a time. This does not apply to patients in hospice or palliative care.
- We also recommend that older adults who may be especially vulnerable to illness refrain from visiting loved ones in the hospital.
Additionally, flu season visitor restrictions remain in place: Hospital visitors must be age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults.
We encourage people to explore alternate ways of connecting with their loved ones who are patients in the hospital, including video and phone visits.
These temporary restrictions protect patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of coronavirus, influenza and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.
These restrictions do not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.
Please check here for more information about coronavirus.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.
ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 5th best health system to work for in the United States and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.