Hospital staff coordinated the special evening for young patients, their families and caregivers to celebrate the joy of the season.
By Casandra Andrews
Patients and staff at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital celebrated the joy and wonder of the holiday season with a tree lighting Thursday, Dec. 7, in the hospital courtyard.
In addition to a 50-foot-tall tree decked in shimmering lights, the event featured holiday tunes and a special visit from Mrs. Claus. Our Children’s Miracle Network childhood champion for 2023, 10-year-old Ocean Kelly, served as the official tree-lighter.
Hospital staff members, including those from the Mapp Child and Family Life Program, coordinated the special evening for young patients, their families and caregivers to help normalize the hospital environment.
View photos from the event and watch a timelapse video of the tree's assembly below.