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.

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Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Evaluation Process

The Familial Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Program includes the following steps:

  • Risk assessment: We build a family tree adn analyze your family, medical and lifestyle histories.
  • Genetic counseling: We provide you with information about your risk for heart disease in an easy-to-understand manner. In addition, the genetic counselor will explore areas of concern for you and answer your questions about heredity and your risk of developing heart disease.
  • Genetic testing: We review the benefits, limitations and risks of genetic testing and help you understand the information so that you and your doctor can make a decision about genetic testing.
  • Discussion: We talk about strategies for early detection, reducing risks and aggressive management of heart disease.

We know that confidentiality is important in cardiovascular risk assessment. Our evaluation programs ensure that your family and medical history and genetic test results will not be released to anyone without your written consent.

What information is needed for an evaluation?

  • Much of the information can be obtained by talking with your parents, siblings, children, grandparents, uncles and cousins. Ask them:
  • What heart conditions have your family members had? Proper names are best. Some examples include:
    • Aneurysm of a major blood vessel, such as the aorta or in the brain.
    • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
    • Bypass surgery of a blocked artery in the heart or legs.
    • Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease or an enlarged heart).
    • Coronary artery diseases.
    • Diabetes.
    • Died young or suddenly.
    • Fainting eposides (syncope).
    • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
    • Heart attack.
    • Heart failure.
    • Heart transplant.
    • High blood pressure (hypertension).
    • High cholesterol.
    • Stroke or mini-stroke.
    • Sudden infant death syndrome.
  • How old were they when they were diagnosed?
  • How are they related to you?
  • Has genetic testing been performed on anyone in the family? If yes, do they have a copy of the results?

Proof of these conditions is helpful and can be found in medical records, lab reports and sometimes death certificates. If you have these documents, please bring them to your appointment. If not, we can help you obtain this information.

Familial Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Program
Center for Heart & Vascular Health
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-623-4630