This holiday season University Medical Center has been going far and beyond to do what they can for their patients. For the first time since 2019 Santa Claus, and Mrs. Claus, were able to visit children at UMC's Children's Hospital and even wore masks in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Not only did the man in red show up but also UMC Children's Hospital received many donations of toys during the month from different non-profits, businesses, and the community. Non-profits such as "Stuff the Van", schools like All Saints Episcopal School, and businesses through events like UMC Cancer Center's annual Christmas party and more were able to provide children in the hospital with toys.

Along with toy gifts there were even some kiddos who got to ring the cancer free bell during the month of December in celebration of completing their treatments. Congratulations AnahyUrijah, and all the children that rang the bell before and after them. UMC is not confined to the walls of the hospital but for the 14th year in row they went out into the community to deliver bags of food to students at Brown Elementary School to help them get through the winter break.

UMC is like it's own city with all the people helping each other and receiving help from everyone who supports the hospital. UMC is not just going above and beyond in the name of the holidays but UMC was named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women's Choice Award. That means that they are always working to serve the community whether it's in a big hospital or small community clinic in neighboring counties.

To get everyone into the holiday spirit UMC EMS recently performed their own holiday light show. Now there may not be a Christmas tree with elaborate lawn lights but they may have just set the bar for other hospitals to join in on the display.

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