Santa bears gifts by helicopter to University Hospital

December 19, 2017

Teddy Bears for Tykes program encourages blood donation, provides bears to sick kids

BACKGROUND: The reindeer may get a break the week before Christmas, but Santa doesn’t – he’ll come to University Hospital by helicopter this morning with a big bag of teddy bears, courtesy of blood donors who contribute to University Health System’s blood bank.

Santa Claus, pediatric patients at University Hospital, and a whole lotta bears

Video from rooftop helipad at University Hospital of Santa landing in an AirLife helicopter, then visiting pediatric patients to deliver bears

Today, Dec. 19. Arrive in hospital lobby at 10:15 a.m. for an escort to the helipad. Santa is expected to land at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, Santa will arrive at the front of the hospital in a golf cart.

University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive, Sky Tower Lobby