Maura Campomizzi

Maura Campomizzi

Maura Campomizzi, BSN, RN

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
United States
With permission from the patients' parents, Maura collected the letters meant for Santa and wrote the children back.

This past year, Campomizzi made the holiday season extra special by turning the unit into a Winter Wonderland, her co-workers wrote in their letter nominating her. She reached out to friends, families, and local businesses for donations — and even decorated on her day off. "Every window, door, desk, and empty corner burst with holiday cheer," they wrote.

Campomizzi set up mailboxes in the hallways so children could mail letters to Santa.

"Many people would have simply read the letters, had a good laugh, and discarded them," they wrote. "Not Maura. With permission from the patients' parents, Maura collected the letters meant for Santa and wrote the children back. Her contributions to both staff and patients are truly indispensable."