Medina Memorial gives Santa clean bill of health before epic journey

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 22 December 2021 at 6:26 pm

Provided photo: Nurse April Schultz at Medina Memorial Hospital takes Santa Claus’ blood pressure to make sure he is healthy for his Christmas Eve visit to children around the world.

MEDINA – Santa Claus is healthy and ready for his big night, according to information from Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital.

On Dec. 22, Santa successfully passed his yearly physical, announced medical personnel at Medina Memorial Hospital.

April Schultz, RN, conducted the examination and said, “Mr. Claus is in the best shape of his life. We were pleased to visit with him and wish him all the best on his coming trip.”

“Children can rest assured that the big guy is ready to go,” said RN Kim Gray, chief nursing officer and director of surgical services for Orleans Community Health. “He received a clean bill of health.”

NORAD will begin tracking Santa and his sleigh just after midnight on Christmas Eve. It is estimated he needs 36 hours to complete his journey.