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.

Christiana Care Breast Centerat the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program

For women who carry an alteration in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer is much higher than in other women. For these women, the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is as high as 85 percent, and cancer can occur at a much younger age.

Depending on which gene alterations a woman carries, her risks for developing ovarian cancer are between 16 and 45 percent. For women with BRCA2 gene alterations, the risks are higher for developing other cancers as well. These include melanoma and cancer of the pancreas, gallbladder, stomach and colon.

Today, more than ever, there are preventive options to consider. Christiana Care’s High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Surveillance Program helps women at risk to face the challenges ahead, and to maximize health and well-being for the future.

Are you at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer?

If your family history indicates that you might carry elevated risk, then your doctor may recommend that you undergo a genetic test to find out if you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene alteration. If the gene alteration is detected, then the High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program can provide you with the laboratory and imaging tests, consultations and support that are appropriate for you. Tests may include a clinical breast exam and clinical breast-exam self-instruction, 3D digital mammogram, breast MRI, CA-125 blood test or pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound.

Based on your test results, you may choose to speak with other doctors about possible preventive strategies, including surgery and clinical trials. We can provide you with referrals, or your primary-care doctor may make them for you.

Information to empower you, not to worry you

Understanding your risk can help you to prevent cancer from occurring or detect cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Learning about your risk for cancer can understandably make you feel nervous or anxious. That is why we provide you with support through each step of the process. If you wish to speak with other specialists about your concerns, your clinical nurse specialist can connect you with psychosocial support services through the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Christiana Care Breast Center
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Suite 1400 (West Entrance)
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions