Santa makes a visit to Central DuPage Hospital intensive care units

  • Santa, played by Timothy Connell of Lisle, visits with Autumn Michelson, 11, of Montgomery at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

    Santa, played by Timothy Connell of Lisle, visits with Autumn Michelson, 11, of Montgomery at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine

  • Santa, played by Timothy Connell of Lisle, takes a quick rest between two napping babies in the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital neonatal intensive care unit.

    Santa, played by Timothy Connell of Lisle, takes a quick rest between two napping babies in the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine

  • Newborn Charlotte Melheim with her parents, Griselle and Travis Melheim of Carol Stream, receives a stuffed unicorn from Santa Claus on the Monday before Christmas in the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

    Newborn Charlotte Melheim with her parents, Griselle and Travis Melheim of Carol Stream, receives a stuffed unicorn from Santa Claus on the Monday before Christmas in the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine

 
Submitted by Northwestern Medicine
Updated 1/3/2020 11:41 PM

Timothy Connell of Lisle played Santa on the Monday afternoon before Christmas for pediatric patients in the neonatal intensive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

All three of Connell's grandchildren were born at the Winfield hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Santa handed out stuffed animals to babies in the NICU and toys to children in the PICU. His visit brought smiles to parents and hospital staff.

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