Santa makes cyber-visit to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to talk with patients at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital this week. The hospital’s Child Life Program and Cisco Systems arranged for the connection between the North Pole and the hospital’s playroom. The children had the opportunity to share their wish lists with Old St. Nick via a video monitor and Web-enabled camera.

Through the use of iPads, Santa also made virtual bedside visits with children who don’t feel well enough to leave their rooms.

In all, 30 hospitals nationwide – including three in Pennsylvania – took part in Cisco’s Santa Connection program this year. Santa’s first cyber-visit to Penn State Hershey occurred last year.

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Last Updated December 05, 2012