Santa passes annual physical at Medina hospital, cleared for very busy workday

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 24 December 2022 at 8:08 pm

Provided photo: Janelle Cordle, an X-ray technician at Medina Memorial Hospital, watches as Santa Claus gets a CT scan to make sure he’s fit for his upcoming venture on Christmas Eve.

MEDINA – Medina Memorial Hospital has announced that Santa Claus has passed his yearly physical at the hospital, in preparation for his grueling Christmas Eve travels.

Santa realizes how many children throughout the world are counting on him to come down their chimneys and he wanted to make sure he was fully ready for the trip, especially with the forecast for blizzard conditions locally and rough weather in much of the country.

“You never know what your day will be like working in a hospital,” said X-ray technician Janelle Cordle. “When you look up and Santa Claus is your next patient, you can’t help but smile. He’s long been a dear friend of the radiology department.”