Santa in the hospital?

Santa in the hospital?

Just because a child is hospitalized during the holidays doesn’t mean they should miss out on talking to Santa! Santa Connection is a magical experience offered to patients at Advocate Children’s Hospital during Christmastime.

Mr. & Mrs. Claus video chatted with our patients from the North Pole to find out what they want for Christmas! The children lit up when Santa knew their name and told them they were on his “Nice” list. Santa’s elves even came to the hospital to help deliver early Christmas presents in person.

Other hospitals participated across the Advocate Aurora Health system – making this year’s Santa Connection our biggest event yet. Thank you to our Advocate TeleHealth Team, Advocate Aurora Health Informatics and Technology Team, Burwood Group, Cisco and child life specialists and volunteers at participating sites, for making Santa Connection possible. This is one holiday season our patients will never forget!

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Caitlin Ruiz

Caitlin Ruiz, health enews contributor, is a social media manager at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. She earned her BA in broadcast journalism from Columbia College Chicago. When she isn't Facebooking, Instagramming or Tweeting, Caitlin enjoys producing videos, watching scary movies and attending as many Chicago Blackhawks games and country concerts as she can.