Video/Photos: Banner Children’s brings Halloween to hospitals for young patients
Easy-to-download footage of pediatric patients enjoying holiday across the Valley

From pediatric patients at our children's hospitals to pre-schoolers and pet therapy dogs, Banner Health celebrated Halloween throughout our Valley facilities.

Glendale: Local SWAT team members showcased their daredevil talents at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.  This event is held annually to give patients and family members an opportunity to see firsthand how SWAT members rappel down the side of the pediatric tower. Other activities included cookie-decorating, games, craft activities and face-painting. Parents of Miles Mortensen, who founded Smiles For Miles, hosted a decorating party in memory of their son, who died in September 2018 after a four-year battle with Neuroblastoma.

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Mesa: Young patients at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa didn’t let their illness keep them from trick-or-treating on Halloween. The kids went “door to door” to trick-or-treat at several brightly decorated cardboard houses and took part in crafts and other fun activities. For some children, this was their only chance to take part in traditional Halloween trick-or-treating, so staff always take care to make the event especially interactive.

Sun City: More than 50 youngsters from Bright Horizons at Banner Boswell hopped in their wagons and wagged their tails as they visited patients and staff at Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. The pre-school and daycare students--from infants to age five--dressed up in their favorite costumes as they trick or treated across the Sun City medical campus.


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Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit