Santa Claus Makes Early Visits to Newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care at Centura Health Hospitals

December 19, 2022

LITTLETON, COLO. – Centura Health, the Colorado and western Kansas region's health care leader, is making sure many of our tiniest patients receive a visit from Old Saint Nick this Christmas. Before he makes his annual trip around the world, Santa Claus is making a stop at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in several of our hospitals.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited babies at Centura Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and Centura Littleton Adventist Hospital on December 5, as well as St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs on December 6 to greet the little ones and make sprits bright for their families and our colleagues. They even met a pair of newborn twins at Littleton Adventist who are celebrating their first Christmas season with us.

The visits were made possible by our caregiver partners with Envision Physician Services, the group that provides neonatology services at our facilities with high-quality whole person care. Expectant parents do not plan on complications with the birth of their child, but when newborns need extra care, Centura’s NICUs and highly skilled neonatologists and neonatal nurses provide the specialized care these children need.

Mrs. Claus was played by a regional director with Envision, and her husband played Santa. This has become an annual tradition in several of our Centura hospitals.

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