NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the global IT services and solutions provider, is teaming up with Shriners Hospitals for Children to bring virtual holiday visits with Santa Claus to patients through advanced video technology.
On Wednesday, December 7, Dimension Data will enable Santa to broadcast live from the "North Pole" to patients at Shriner locations in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Children will be able to interact directly with Santa to let him know which toys top their holiday wish lists this year.
"We're honored to partner with Shriners Hospitals for Children to deliver collaboration technologies for a wide range of applications, from improving healthcare through telemedicine to spreading comfort and cheer during the holidays with virtual visits from Santa," said Jim Hirt, SVP, marketing and alliances, Dimension Data Americas.
During the cyber visits, each child will receive a special holiday blanket from Santa and enjoy the company of Santa's helpers from Dimension Data and Shriners Hospitals for Children, who will be in full elf dress.
"Shriners Hospitals' partnership with Dimension Data brings innovative video and collaboration technologies to our medical professionals," said Eugene D'Amore, VP of hospital operations and CIO at Shriners Hospitals for Children. "These programs deliver significant benefits to our entire ecosystem – allowing us to provide expert care to our patients and bringing the families that we serve closer to their loved ones while reducing their travel and cost burdens."
In addition to its partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dimension Data also participates in a range of activities to give back to local communities as part of its Heads, Hearts and Hands program. Dimension Data employees receive eight hours of paid time off annually to give back to the charities of their choice. Every year, Dimension Data employees participate in hundreds of corporate social responsibility initiatives with organizations such as the MS Society, Habitat for Humanity and City Year Worldwide.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US, like us on www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us @DimensionDataAM.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Learn more at ShrinersHospitalsforChildren.org.
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