Bill Schmitt
Senior Communications Manager
Department of External Affairs
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Public Service Announcement: Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

In order to protect patients and the community from the flu during this flu season, ChristianaCare has implemented temporary changes to the visitor policy at Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital.

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit patients at the hospitals until further notice. Children younger than 16 are more likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient services.

To avoid getting the flu and to protect your loved ones, we recommend that you get your flu shot, cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands frequently and avoid close contact with people who have flu symptoms.

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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 (1,430 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 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th 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.