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Santa Goes Hi-Tech to Visit Children at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
Kids Interact With Santa Live Through Teleconferencing

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- By way of the magic of&#13a;n Internet video telephone, Santa Claus created customized visits to&#13d;ozens of hospitalized kids and their households in the&#13C;hildren's Center at Sutter Healthcare Center, Sacramento right now. Sutter Healthcare Center is one particular of five locations in the planet where an event such as this took location.

"These kids, who wouldn't otherwise be able to check out with Santa this year, had an incredible chance to share their wishes&#13a;nd unique requests with him in a very distinctive way," stated Amy Medovoy, Child Life plan coordinator for Sutter Healthcare Center, Sacramento. "In spite of becoming inside our hospital walls, these&#13c;hildren and their households experienced some thing truly magical today."

With technologies provided by Cisco Systems, Inc., youngsters and their&#13fa;milies saw and spoke live with Santa from the North Pole in the course of a special video phone call that took place in the hospital's playroom. With a push of a button, Santa appeared on the screen, greeted&#13eac;h kid by name, asked them what they would like for Christmas and sent his best wishes for their continued improvement.

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The video telephone system was also transported throughout the&#13C;hildren's Center to these who were not nicely enough to leave their rooms so they also could participate in the expertise. Topping off the&#13da;y, gift-wrapped presents were given to individuals and their siblings in&#13a;ttendance.

Sutter Calls from Santa Claus Health-related Center, Sacramento was 1 of five hospitals worldwide chosen by Cisco Systems, Inc. to participate in this program. Other hospitals integrated Charite Hospital in Berlin, Germany Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian in New York&#13C;ity Healthcare University of South Carolina in Charleston, South&#13Ca;rolina and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada.

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Photos from occasion are obtainable at http://www.geocities.com/sutter_media/santateleconference.html

Sutter Health-related Center, Sacramento, is affiliated with Sutter Health, a not-for-profit, community based well being system situated throughout Northern California. For a lot more info on Sutter Health-related&#13Ce;nter, Sacramento, pay a visit to http://www.suttermedicalcenter.org/ .

Cisco Systems, Inc. , the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, celebrates 20 years of commitment to technologies innovation, industry leadership, and corporate social duty. Data&#13ab;out Cisco can be discovered at http://www.cisco.com/ . For ongoing news, go to http://newsroom.cisco.com/ .

Make contact with: Liz Madison 916-454-6826 916-396-5156 (cell)

Speak to: Liz Madison, +1-916-454-6826, or cell, +1-916-396-5156

Web site: http://www.suttermedicalcenter.org/

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