Trick or Treat: How Hospitals Are Celebrating Halloween
Healthcare professionals know that holidays can be extra difficult for patients and their families who are facing critical illnesses. Hospitals across the country are making headlines for bringing extra smiles this Halloween. From having surprise visitors to making sure patients in the NICU don’t miss their first Halloween costume, here are must-see stories that will warm your heart.
Nurses & Staff Help Families Celebrate NICU Babies’ First Halloween
Employees at Methodist Germantown Hospital helped parents of patients in the NICU celebrate their child’s first Halloween in style. Nurses and staff created tiny festive costumes for parents who wanted to participate.
RN Callie Lilliard told the Memphis Commercial Appeal, “We have a lot of hard, sad and scary days in NICU, but we also have days of joy — so we want to give the parents a sense of normalcy as much as we can.”
Driscoll Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual Halloween Party
Corpus Christi’s Driscoll Children’s Hospital celebrated Halloween with their annual party partnered with Spirit Halloween Stores. Patients enjoyed free costumes, face painting and other treats. Their “Spirit of Children Program” has raised $224,000 for the hospital’s Child Life program.
It was a fun time for these very special children at Driscoll Children's Hospital's annual Halloween party. https://t.co/mcyzCkCoEk
— KRIS 6 News (@KRIS6News) October 23, 2019
Redskins Trade Uniforms for Halloween Costumes at Inova Children’s Hospital
Patients at Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church, VA received a surprise visit from the Washington Redskins. Dressed up in festive costumes, the NFL players spent time with patients and their families, and handed out treats.
.@Redskins players @AdrianPeterson, @13_CJR, @J_Weah, @DhaSickest, @MikeBurtonFB, Treyvon Hester, Paul Adams, Josh Ferguson & alumnus @Tim_Hightower traded in their jerseys for Halloween costumes to deliver treats to patients at @InovaHealth Children’s Hospital today!#HTTR pic.twitter.com/mim94T1mGt
— Redskins Community (@RedskinsCR) October 29, 2019
BONUS: More NICU Babies Dressed Up for Halloween
See more tiny patients in the NICU with creatively cute costumes!
Neonatal intensive care units across the nation are dressing their charges up in wildly adorable costumes. Some of the units, called NICU for short, give parents the opportunity to dress their babies for a friendly costume competition. https://t.co/cAVHsfAD7o
— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2019
There are so many healthcare facilities nationwide that are spreading some fun Halloween cheer for their patients.
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