Friday, July 7, 2023
Superheroes were spotted at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital (HFCH) today when employees from High Access/Central Window Cleaning, a Cleveland-based company, wore their favorite superhero suits and cleaned windows while pediatric patients watched from inside.
Special guests Batman, Black Panther, Iron Man, Shuri, Spider-Man, Thor and Superman paid a special visit inside the hospital, while some of the superheroes rappelled down the hospital’s exterior walls to wave to patients from outside of their window. Following the window washing, the superheroes visited the hospital’s outdoor playground for arts and crafts with patients, staff and their families.
“When we first hosted our superhero window washers several years ago, our patients and staff absolutely loved it,” said Melanie Akers, HFCH director. “We have an excellent Child Life Department that helps plan events like these for our youngest patients, and we are always looking for fun, innovative ways to engage our kids and make their hospital experience as positive as possible.”
“Our team truly enjoyed bringing smiles and laughter to the pediatric patients at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital,” said Daryl Oehlstrom, director of high-rise with High Access/Central Window Cleaning. “Whether their stays in the hospital are just for a few days or long term, we know these children deserve all the fun and enjoyment we can provide.”
“We plan to invite these superheroes back each year, unless they are busy saving the world, of course,” Akers said.
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