Superhero Day recognizes superhero patients, faculty and staff
Tuesday, May 25, was Superhero Day at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital!
“All of our patients and incredible team members are superheroes and deserve to be recognized,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, M.H.A., FACHE, chief operating officer at Mott and Von Voigtlander. “We heard our superhero friends would be paying our patients a special visit and we wanted to create a whole day of socially-distanced fun for everyone.”
Superheroes flew to the children’s and women’s hospitals and waved to patients and staff through the windows as they made the building sparkle and shine. Each patient received a special superhero teddy bear and Child & Family Life organized fun craft activities for patients in their rooms, as well as activity sheets that lined patient lunch trays.
“There were so many smiles and waves in our Infusion unit when the superheroes scaled our building and arrived at their windows. Our sweet babies in the Brandon NICU also participated in the fun and were dressed in superhero caps,” Ewald said.
Faculty and staff were encouraged to wear their favorite superhero gear and everyone joined in the fun, including Paws4Patients team member, Bindi, who wore her Wonder Woman cape while visiting patients.
“Our teams came dressed to impress!” Ewald said. “Our halls and units were filled with capes, masks and outfits.”
It wasn’t just inpatient units that participated. The Café Aramark team served Batman (cookies and cream) ice cream and had their own Batman and Robin available for photo opportunities with staff and patient families.
“Our patients and their families are often going through a challenging time and celebrations like Superhero Day bring joy, smiles and much needed distraction,” Ewald said. “And we wouldn’t be able to care for our patients without our wonderful superhero faculty and staff. It was such a fun day and a great reminder that we all have our own super powers.”