Santa Makes Cyber-Stop to Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Los Angeles for the Holidays

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Dimension Data will bring the magic of collaboration technology to patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago.

What: Shriners Hospitals for Children, with the help of Dimension Data, will bring a live feed of the North Pole to our patients – using a video monitor and web-enabled camera. Santa visits with children through Dimension Data’s program to connect remotely via video. The hospital will transform the Auditorium into a Christmas Wonderland, which is where the video connection to the North Pole will stream. Much like children who are able to sit on Santa’s lap, patients will have the opportunity to pass along their wishes this holiday season in plenty of time for St. Nick to make his list and check it twice!

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm

Where: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles, CA 90020, Auditorium

Details: Dimension Data, the global ICT services and solutions provider, is teaming up with Shriners Hospitals for Children to bring Santa Claus to patients through virtual video technology. The hospital recently started to use Telehealth visits to evaluate patients at an off-site location, similar to way they will visit with Santa in the “North Pole.”

Shriners Hospitals’ partnership with Dimension Data allows medical professionals to utilize innovative technology to better serve patients from around the world. Telemedicine programs assist the caregivers at Shriners Hospitals in providing expert care while also reducing travel expenses and saving time for families the hospitals serve.

Patients will be able to video chat with Santa to let him know which toys top their wish lists this year. In addition to our hospital, Santa will broadcast from the North Pole to two other Shriners Hospitals for Children locations in Chicago, and Philadelphia leveraging Cisco telepresence technology.

About Dimension Data:
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US, like us on http://www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us @DimensionDataAM.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Carla Valenzuela
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