Costume party: Colleagues virtually connect, have fun on units or in clinics for Halloween

November 6, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

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Halloween certainly looked a little different this year. But that didn’t stop faculty and staff around the organization from getting creative and having a spook-tacular bit of fun.

From department-wide Zoom calls and happy hours to smaller, socially-distant celebrations on inpatient units or in clinics, team members decked themselves out in full costumes last week to spread happiness and joy.

And employees weren’t the only ones to benefit.

Patients had many of their caregivers enter rooms in proper PPE — and costumes. And Little Victors at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital even got to participate in “reverse trick-or-treating.”

Child life specialists delivered one-of-a-kind care packages donated by Spirit of Children — a nonprofit arm of Spirit of Halloween — that contained assorted costumes, activity books, crayons and treat bags.

“Every year we look for ways to bring Halloween festivities to children at Mott who are missing traditional celebrations because they’re at the hospital,” said Lindsay Heering, director of Child and Family Life. “This year we had to get more creative because of COVID-19 and find activities that follow social distancing and other safety guidelines. We are grateful to the Spirit of Children for helping us bring Halloween fun to our hospital and for their continuous support of our Child Life programs that support children and their families all year.”

Check out a photo gallery above of your colleagues showing off their boo-tiful costumes!