The window-washing superheroes were a big hit with young patients when they first scaled the Children’s Hospital in 2019. Like last year, the superheroes were not able to visit the children inside the hospital this year due to ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols and higher than normal seasonal illnesses.
“Any distraction is a welcome sight when you’re a child sick in the hospital,” says Vanessa Gramm-Mackey, child life specialist at the Children’s Hospital. “This gives the children and families something to look forward to and provides a way to take their minds off the less pleasant experience of having to be in the hospital, especially around the holidays. We are so thankful that the Southampton Window Cleaning crew took that extra step to make their work more enjoyable for the kids. After all, who doesn’t love seeing a superhero?”
As part of its commitment to care for children, LVHN opened the Children’s Hospital in 2012. Providing more than 30 pediatric specialties – from childhood cancer to pulmonology, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital was named in honor of local philanthropists and business owners J.B. and Kathleen Reilly in 2018 following receipt of one of the largest gifts in LVHN history. It is the community’s leader in pediatric care and only children’s hospital.