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.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Heart Failure Program

Each year, more than half a million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure. Almost 1 million people each year are hospitalized for heart failure and related problems.

The nationally recognized specialists at Christiana Care provide innovative care for people with heart failure, effectively managing symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. We offer the most effective treatments for heart failure, based on the most current medical guidelines and scientific research.

The Heart Failure Program at Christiana Care has attained advanced certification by the Joint Commission. This means our heart failure program provides the next generation of heart failure care and has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards for providing heart failure care.

Our program offers:

  • Complete cardiac assessment.
  • A team of experienced specialists who work together across multiple disciplines to provide you with outstanding care.
  • Consultation and follow-up care with our physician, who is board-certified in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
  • Individualized appointments with a nurse practitioner who is experienced in the care of heart failure patients.
  • Education about lifestyle changes to help you manage your disease.
  • Education about your medications and how they work.
  • Access to the latest research and clinical trials.
  • Access to the region’s top doctors.
  • Convenient heart failure outpatient center.
  • Telehealth technology, as appropriate.

Heart failure care navigators

Heart failure care navigators are specially trained nurses who help patients and their families understand their heart-failure diagnosis and follow the care provided by their doctor. In the hospital, care navigators advocate on behalf of patients to ensure that their care needs are fully met and they are able to return home as soon as possible.

Your heart failure care navigator will help you to understand and plan your care. This includes coordinating referrals regarding insurance, transportation and other issues with case managers and social workers. She will help you to monitor your progress, and she will act as a liason between your and your doctors.

Specialists working together for you

Your care begins with your initial assessment and continues whether you are in the hospital or at home, with follow-up evaluations and long-term disease management. Our program engages a team of board-certified specialists who will work together to ensure that your care is coordinated efficiently and effectively. These include specialists in:

  • Cardiology, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.
  • Electrophysiology.
  • Emergency medicine.
  • Internal medicine.
  • Cardiac assessment for obstetrics patients.
  • Nephrology.
  • Cardiovascular surgery.
  • Pulmonary medicine.
  • Psychology and social services.

Heart Failure Program
Center for Heart & Vascular Health
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1663