After a long night of making deliveries, Santa is making one last stop at St. Peter’s Hospital on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) before heading back to the North Pole. Old St. Nick will be visiting happy moms and families – as well as their newest arrivals – in their hospital rooms at the St. Peter’s Hospital Hearst Family Center.
Santa also made sure to get his flu vaccination before leaving the North Pole and making his rounds, thus providing extra protection to the newborns and their mothers and complying with state regulations requiring vaccination of health care personnel.
St. Peter’s Hospital, an affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners, is the first hospital in the Capital Region to earn the international “Baby-Friendly” designation. It is one of only three hospitals in Upstate New York and among 387 hospitals and birth center across the United States to hold the Baby-Friendly designation. In 2015, approximately 2,605 babies were delivered at St. Peter’s Hospital.