Santa, Dr. Bhagat To Lead 'Walk With A Doc' On Saturday, Dec. 2


Santa Claus is part of this weekend's "Walk With A Doc" at Union Hospital.

Santa Claus is coming to town a little early – this Saturday (Dec. 2) – as part of Union Hospital’s free community walking program “Walk With A Doc.”

Santa and Dr. Alok Bhagat of the UPS Neurology Center will be on hand greeting walkers for the event that begins at 9 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Santa will be available to visit with children attending the walking event, too!

The entire event is free and no pre-registration is necessary. A free healthy snack and water also will be provided by the Union Hospital Nutrition Services staff.

For more details, call (330) 308-3599 or send an e-mail to

Dr. Bhagat sees patients at the UPS Neurology Center located on the campus of Union Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the Rajendra Medical College in India and served residencies at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kentucky. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology, the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Walkers will hear a health-related message from Dr. Bhagat, visit with Santa and take a rejuvenating walk on the hospital’s indoor or outdoor walking trails, which are both available.

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization with a mission to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. Future walk dates will be announced by the hospital and on the Walk With a Doc website at

Other healthcare professionals, public officials and others will be part of upcoming walks.

Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).


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