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.

Our Volunteers

Adult Volunteer Program

The Adult Volunteer Program is for non-students. College students please refer to the College Volunteer Website.

The Volunteer Program at Christiana Care offers a variety of ways for individuals to make a difference through community service. We strive to provide a valuable experience for each individual. Our volunteers are a vital resource, bringing valuable talent and perspective, and a shared sense of commitment that benefits our patients. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to enrich the lives of our patients and families. Volunteers acquire new and different skill sets and bring a vast wealth of knowledge and life experience. Some volunteers work directly with patients and families, while others prefer to work in a variety of interesting and challenging settings that do not involve direct patient care.

Volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of service annually.

If you are an adult (non-student) and wish to volunteer, and have not volunteered with us before, you are required to complete the first 2 steps outlined below for NEW volunteers.

If you have previously participated in the volunteer program and completed a minimum of 100 hours, please e-mail us to discuss next steps. PLEASE DO NOT RE-APPLY!

PLEASE NOTE: Only apply if you are available to begin volunteering within the next month. Otherwise, please wait to apply when you are available to volunteer.

Steps for NEW volunteers

  1. Please complete and return the required paperwork to Volunteer Services via Email, or fax to 302-733-3417. This is a fillable PDF that can be completed online but must be saved to your desktop and returned via email or fax. Please be sure to include your driver’s license and social security numbers on the paperwork where required. If you do not have one, please indicate NA in the appropriate section.

    NOTE: Review the Volunteer Training Manual to complete the Annual Volunteer Education located at the end of the paperwork.

  2. Complete the online Adult Volunteer Application.

    Once the 2 steps above have been completed and we are in receipt of your application and paperwork, we will contact you to continue with the next steps in the process:

  3. Schedule an interview session via a link that will be sent via email upon completion of the first 2 steps.

  4. Selected applicants will be required to a) attend a New Volunteer Orientation (dates to be provided at the interview session), b) complete a PreCheck release form for a background check, c) obtain a TB test, and d) obtain a flu shot (if applicable) prior to beginning their volunteer assignment.

There are many ways and places to volunteer at Christiana Care. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by reviewing our Volunteer Directory. When you meet with a volunteer coordinator, you may discuss these options to see if they are the right fit for you.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact Volunteer Services via E-mail or by calling 302-733-1284, option #4. We look forward to working with you!

Christiana Care Volunteer Services
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-733-1284, option #5
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1284