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

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs. It causes the heart to work harder than normal, and it can lead to shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting and other symptoms.

Taking care of people who have pulmonary arterial hypertension requires special expertise, from coordinating their complex medical needs to finding the best drugs to manage their breathing and heart troubles.

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Christiana Care takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating this rare but serious disease. The program brings together a pulmonologist, a clinical pharmacist, a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist and a case manager to provide specialized care for adult patients. Working together, the team shapes and continually refines a plan of care suited to each person’s needs. In recent years, many new medical treatments have emerged to help patients better manage their symptoms.

When patients need to be admitted to Christiana Hospital, they get access to the state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, noninvasive cardiac testing, cardiopulmonary stress testing and many other services. Our team works closely with the specially-trained staff on the hospital’s pulmonary stepdown unit to ensure continuity of care during each patient’s hospital stay.

Other program features include a monthly support group and access to new or investigational treatments through participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials.

Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Christiana Hospital, Room 1070
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1663
fax: 302-733-1616