Hospital and Hospice Services
A Santa America Service
Every Santa America volunteer is HIPPA compliant (Healthcare Information Patient Privacy Act), and is fully briefed on the existing medical condition(s) to be accommodated during Santa's visit. Santa respects the privacy of every child and family member, and prepares for his visit by gathering personal, bonding information about the child and the family with special attention being given to favorite toys, food, entertainment, action heroes, and family holiday traditions.
Our Santas are referred by hospice and hospital staff, social workers and special education professionals. Every Santa and Mrs. Claus is required to volunteer for a local hospice or hospital. They receive an NCQA level background security check (the same as a doctor or a nurse) and receive and annual TB test and special volunteer training.
Santa is delighted to deliver gifts gathered for a child by family and friends. Santa himself brings a “Santa Hug” scarf or other symbolic gifts for the child. Santa believes the greatest gifts are Love, Hope and Joy... in unlimited amounts!
Once Santa visits a child, the very same Santa will revisit again and again as needed. Santa builds a special personal and long-term relationship with his children. Many of our Santas have visited children and their families for 7 or 8 years!