This year for Halloween, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hutzel Women’s Hospital went above and beyond for the babies. For the first time the Hospital dressed the babies up in felt costumes so that the parents of these newborns were able to have a memory of their babies first Halloween. Megan Maiani, Manager of Patient Services NICU and Special Care Nursery, stated they wanted parents to have a memory of their babies first Halloween.
“The hospital is on a baby friendly journey where they are really focusing on family centered care for the babies,” said Maiani. “We are focusing on a large amount of bonding with mothers, fathers and siblings so by doing something like babies first Halloween we can help to bring more family centered care to the families that have the babies in the NICU because it’s something that they can keep as a memory.”
As far as themes go, they have a peanut butter and jelly costume for a set of twins, but all of the costumes are different. They range from superman, to batman, to mermaids and a butterfly costume.
More About Hutzel Women’s Hospital
As Michigan’s first and only hospital for women, Hutzel Women’s Hospital has been The Destination for Women’s Care since 1868. Physicians throughout Michigan look to Hutzel as a referral center for their high-risk patients. Hutzel is considered one of the nation’s premier hospitals — ranked on the U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” list. A member of the Detroit Medical Center, home to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Perinatology Research Branch, and in partnership with Wayne State University, Hutzel is also one of the top teaching and research hospitals in Michigan. Please visit dmc.org/our-locations/hutzel-womens-hospital to learn more or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/DMC-Hutzel-Womens-Hospital.
*Photos courtesy of Hutzel Women’s Hospital