UW Health: Santa Connection

Toni Morrissey
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Santa goes high tech for American Family Children’s Hospital patients

MADISON- Santa will make virtual visits from the North Pole to patients in their rooms at American Family Children’s Hospital Wednesday, December 9 starting at noon.

Using the magic of an iPad and technology from Core BTS and Cisco Systems, Santa will make visits to every patient who wants one. Santa will take time out from his work shop for the visits that enable hospitalized children to remotely connect and communicate with Santa using video collaboration technologies.

Core BTS will use the same technology that is used for the once-a-month “virtual field trips” offered at American Family Children’s Hospital. Patients are able to visit remote locations like the Great Barrier Reef during the field trips.