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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Spreading holiday cheer: Window washers dress up as Santa and the elves to surprise patients at Nemours Children’s Hospital

Editor’s Note: Video interviews, B-roll available for download

Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2020) – Acute care patients at Nemours Children’s Hospital got a special holiday surprise when Santa and his elves appeared outside their hospital room windows.

The window washers from A-1 Orange Exterior Building Services dressed up to brighten the holidays for young patients. While soaping up the windows, they wrote holiday messages and drew Christmas trees, hearts, and silver bells, which brought out smiles and laughter on the other side of the glass. The patients and family members enjoyed a little levity during their hospital stay.


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About Nemours Children’s Health System

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnectNemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.

For further information: Margot Winick, (407) 785-5766