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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Gives Pediatric Patients a Halloween to Remember

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments

Spider-Man and Captain America attended to make sure the bad guys stayed away. The Ghostbusters were there to keep all the ghouls at bay.

A host of other superheroes and princesses gathered on Tuesday at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento for its annual Halloween Trick or Treat celebration for pediatric patients and their families in the lobby of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Even Dinger, the Sacramento RiverCats mascot enjoyed the festivities.

Children strolled through Candyland, played miniature golf, bowling and ring toss in another successful event at the hospital. Pediatric patients and siblings of NICU patients dressed in their costumes and some even wore makeup.

More than 25 departments created booths with games and activities and staff handed out non-food treats.

“It’s such a joy to see everyone having a great time,” said Amy Medovoy, Child Life coordinator, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “We appreciate the teamwork of our colleagues who put so much effort into their booths. Every year just gets better and better as our campus comes together to support children and make this beloved holiday extra fun. We work among great people.”

Sophie’s Place, the music therapy room at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento, was also transformed into a stop along the route with the center’s three music therapists dressed as a big hair band from the 1980s. Facility dogs Penny, Glimmer and Henry dressed up for the occasion and enjoyed (celebrating with the kids.

Children walked away with smiles and pillowcases full of treats. On the NICU, babies received felt costumes handmade by residents at The Chateau on Capitol Avenue.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments