The Dialysis Department won first place in the hospital's "Traveling
Pumpkin" Best Booth contest.
Approximately 2,000 eager trick-or-treaters attended the Annual Halloween
Safety Fair hosted by Mission Regional Medical Center on October 25th.
Attendees were treated to snacks, candy, and music. Costume contests were
held for children of all ages - from toddlers to teenagers. Most importantly,
reflective trick-or-treat bags, glow-in-the-dark necklaces and safety
tips were distributed to all. "We aim to provide a family-friendly
environment for children this Halloween. Our goal is to encourage families
to practice the safety tips provided at this event all while having fun,”
said Evelyn Sáenz, Marketing Coordinator.
Several hospital departments had their own booth at the two-hour long event.
"This year, 18 of our hospital departments participated. Department
staff volunteered their time and effort to decorate their own booths,
dress in costume and give out candy during the event," said Lilliam
Santana-Barrera, Volunteer Services Director. "We appreciate the
tremendous support from our hospital staff and all other organizations
involved in making this event such a success."
Mission Police Department performed fingerprint identification to the first
300 children. Local high school groups such as
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) from Mission, La Joya and Sharyland distributed treats and organized games.
The Fire Safety House brought by the Mission Fire Department taught children
kitchen safety, exit drills in the home and proper safety procedures in
the event of a fire.
To view images of this fun event, please visit the
Mission Regional Medical Center Facebook page.