(Wilmington, Del. – March 11, 2020)
As ChristianaCare works to protect our community, our patients and our caregivers from coronavirus COVID-19, we are cancelling all community events at our facilities until further notice. Examples of community events include classes, lectures, meetings, symposia and conferences, as well as events ChristianaCare is hosting for outside organizations.
All ChristianaCare health care services remain open, including all hospital emergency departments and outpatient services.
This step is designed to reduce the likelihood of community spread of the disease, protect our caregivers, patients and vulnerable populations, and preserve health care resources so that we can maintain our readiness to care for our community.
We are in the process of informing organizations about this decision, as we also explore options for virtual meetings.
ChristianaCare is prepared to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community related to emerging infections, including the Coronavirus COVID-19. Our caregivers are trained in accordance with CDC guidelines to screen patients appropriately, isolate patients suspected of the Coronavirus and engage our Infection Prevention team to coordinate testing with the Delaware Division of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when indicated. Our hospitals are equipped to care for patients with Coronavirus, including negative-pressure rooms that are in line with the CDC’s recommended strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And our caregivers are prepared with the protocols to protect themselves when caring for a patient suspected of the Coronavirus.
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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 (1,299 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.