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

Patient and Family Advisers

Patient and Family Advisers

At Christiana Care Health System, we serve our neighbors as respectful, caring, expert partners in their health. That partnership involves open communication and making sure that we include our patients and their families at every level. It involves treating everyone with dignity and respect, and collaborating with the people we serve to ensure that we aren’t just providing care for our patients— we’re providing care with them. This is one of the keys to delivering the very best health care.

Patient and family advisers help us in this mission. They are volunteers who have a special interest in helping to shape the ways in which we deliver care. As former patients or family members of patients, they share their perspective to help the doctors, nurses and staff at Christiana Care create the best experience for our patients.

Who can be an adviser?

Any patient or family member who has received services at Christiana Care within the last two years, and who would like to volunteer for two or more hours per month.

What do advisers do?

Advisers share their personal experiences to provide a patient’s-eye-view for councils, teams and committees at Christiana Care. They provide feedback and input on projects as part of a patient and family advisory council, or as a member of a committee, team or work group focused on a specific task or project. They serve as ambassadors to promote patient and family centered care throughout Christiana Care.

What training is provided?

Patient and family advisers participate in the Christiana Care volunteer training process, which includes an orientation to the hospital system, basic safety and hospital etiquette, diversity and inclusion, and privacy and confidentiality. The training process takes between two and four hours.

How do I become a patient and family adviser?

The first step is to complete the online information request form. We will contact you to let you know the status of your application, and we may set up an additional interview by phone or in person.