ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Batman, Captain America and Iron Man were spotted scaling down the side of University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Thursday.
Window washers dressed as superheroes surprised young patients who smiled, cheered and waved at the familiar faces outside their hospital rooms.
The surprise visitors were part of the hospital’s celebration for national Superhero Day.
“It’s the perfect day to celebrate all of our superhero patients, faculty and staff at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital,” said the hospital’s chief operating officer Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE.
“When kids look outside their windows and see superheroes ‘flying’ to their rooms, it may help take their minds off where they are and being sick. We appreciate our superhero window washers and our faculty, nurses and staff whose efforts brought so many smiles to our hospital today.”
Superhero-themed fun continued throughout the day, with members of the Child and Family Life team passing out superhero teddy bears, capes and craft activities to patients in their rooms as well as activity sheets that lined patient lunch trays.
Hospital hallways and units were filled with capes, masks and other superhero gear donned by doctors, nurses, staff, children and families.
Families and employees were encouraged to post photos from the day using the hashtag #SuperVictors.