Santa and His Helpers Visit Patients at HackensackUMC for the Holidays
December 24, 2015 11:51 AM
Left to right:Valerie Costa (elf), River Edge; Barbara Bush Breen (angel), Hackensack; Pasqualina Bikoff (Peppa Pig), Hackensack; Ro Sorce (angel), Hackensack; Toni Horowitz (elf), Essex Fells; Peter Vallas (Santa Claus), Hackensack; Lisa Freeman (elf)
On December 16, 2014 Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, an enthusiastic and devoted member of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, along with Santa Claus, elves and angels visited patients at Hackensack University Medical Center to spread holiday cheer and celebrate the season.
The group treated the children and their families to holiday carols and hugs. During the visit, they carried baskets filled with gifts, including candy, coloring books, crayons and cross word puzzle books, which they distributed to pediatric patients and staff at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. The group also visited geriatric patients in the elder care unit and outpatients in the John Theurer Cancer Center, entertaining patients and their families with songs and great conversation. The group visits HackensackUMC several times a year to commemorate special occasions, including Christmas.