Santa and his Elves Use Nemours Telemedicine to Surprise Hospitalized Kids from the “North Pole”

WILMINGTON, Del. (December 13, 2018) – This week, Nemours Children’s Health System is utilizing their telemedicine service, CareConnect, to allow hospitalized children to have a face-to-face conversation with Santa who will be speaking to them from the “North Pole.” The children will be able to share their Christmas wishes and interact with Santa’s elves who will be helping manage the videoconference in person.

“Being hospitalized at this time of year can leave kids feeling left out of the holiday season. Santa’s virtual visits from the North Pole offer these kids a fun and special experience,” said Carey Officer, Operational Vice President of Nemours CareConnect and Center for Health Delivery Innovation. “With Nemours telehealth capabilities, including our direct-to-consumer platform, CareConnect, we aim to connect patients with board-certified specialists, around the clock, to ensure the best possible care.”
Children being treated at Nemours’ two freestanding hospitals in Wilmington, Delaware and Orlando, Florida will experience virtual visits with Santa this week enabled by their robust telemedicine system.

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