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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, uses radiation to kill cancer cells. Used by itself or with cancer-fighting medicines or surgery, radiation is one of the most effective cancer treatments available. Radiation may be used to shrink a tumor before surgery so that it can be removed more easily, or it can be used after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells. In some cases, radiation without surgery may be the most appropriate treatment against certain types of cancer.

The goal of any radiation treatment is to target specific tumors with the exact amount of radiation required, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal, healthy tissue.

Most patients who receive radiation therapy at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute will receive external-beam radiation treatments from one of our linear accelerators. These highly accurate machines beam radiation into the tumor from outside your body. You will not feel the radiation pass through your skin.

The actual treatment takes only two to three minutes. By using the latest treatment and planning technologies, we are able to target your cancer with pinpoint accuracy and reduce the amount of time you need to spend receiving treatments.

Your doctor will prescribe a detailed, individualized treatment plan specific to your needs. Your course of therapy will be based on precise measurements gathered from a physical examination and from diagnostic imaging, such as computer tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has also piloted the technology of image-guided radiation therapy, which allows your doctor to track the location and movement of the tumor while you are on the treatment table.

Radiation Oncology

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4800

Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
610-361-1170