It was a rainy Halloween for most of Metro Detroit’s children, but not for trick-or-treaters at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The hospital hosted healthy trick-or-treating yesterday so no patient at the hospital would miss the Halloween experience due to an illness or injury.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan patients and their families were invited to wear new, donated costumes and visit 25 healthy treat stations around the hospital manned by staff in merry, not scary, costumes. Treats at the stations were not unhealthy sweets, but items such as bracelets, stickers, dolls, games and other toys.
As the patients collected their treats, they and their families were also invited to visit the costumed pet therapy dogs, as well as enjoy fun, haunting musical performances by Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians, as well as a vocalist from the Sphinx organization.
For more than 125 years the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.