Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Telephone: 412-692-6254
Telephone: 412-877-1656

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC To Be Taken Over by Princesses and Superheroes in Search of Tricks and Treats on Halloween

WHAT: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will hold its annual trick-or-treating for its inpatients on Halloween afternoon. Patients and their families will dress up in their favorite costumes, searching for yummy treats from hospital staff throughout the Eat’n Park Atrium on the 6th floor.

The Child Life department has been sponsoring this unique event for more than 30 years, providing an opportunity for staff to interact with patients and families in a fun and unique way.

WHO: Children’s Hospital patients, families and staff

WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

WHERE: Eat’n Park Atrium, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, One Children’s Hospital Dr., 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

WHY: Child Life provides support, education and assistance to children, teens and their families who are adjusting to illness and hospitalization. Child Life specialists, all of whom have degrees in child development, education or child life, work to help children understand new experiences and feelings that may occur before, during and after a hospital stay.

Note to Media: Media interested in attending should park in the hospital’s main driveway and meet Andrea Kunicky in the lobby to be escorted to the event.

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |