San Jose, CA (Dec. 19, 2013)—With patient permission, Good Samaritan Hospital announces that Santa Claus has passed his pre-flight physical, and physicians are impressed with steps Santa has taken to improve his over-all health and wellness.
“Santa Claus is in great shape this year to make his physics-defying flight around the world,” said Paul Beaupré MD, Good Sam’s CEO.
“Santa has lost weight and boosted his fitness program to improve his endurance and help avoid injuries,” Dr. Beaupré continued. “The weight loss has lowered his blood pressure, helping reduce his chance of stroke. Overall, he’s made great strides in all aspects of his cardiovascular and metabolic health.”
Dr. Beaupré reviewed Santa’s chart to make sure his flu shot was current and provided pocket-sized alcohol-based hand sanitizers for Santa to share with his workshop elves in the final stages of preparing Santa’s sleigh.
“Santa enjoys robust good health despite being a multiple-centenarian, and he sets a great example for today’s parents and grandparents,” Dr. Beaupré said. “Good Sam was privileged to give such a distinguished world citizen a clean bill of health, and we wish him godspeed on his rounds this year and always.”
If Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or the elves need emergency care, they can text “ER” to 23000 to learn Good Sam’s current Emergency Department wait time—and even use the link to let the hospital know that a sick or injured elf is on the way. Throughout the year, the Santa Claus workshop calls 1-(408) 559-2011 to be connected with Good Sam physicians in all specialties.