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PHOTOS: Maui Hospital Staff Gets into Halloween Spirit

October 31, 2011, 6:35 PM HST
* Updated October 31, 6:40 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Employees at the Maui Memorial Medical Center got into the Halloween spirit with witches on staff and wands in hand. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Doctors and nurses at Maui Memorial Medical Center today traded in their stethoscopes and scrubs for wacky wigs and pirate patches.

The creative costumes were encouraged as part of the 1st Annual Hallowpalooza event, featuring staff costume contests, pumpkin carving, and a corn shucking competition.

Various departments from the Emergency Room to the Molokini Ward, were judged on originality, overall presentation, unit participation, and creativity.

Hospital administrators said some employees who were scheduled to be off for the day, came in special just to participate in the costume event and Halloween festivities.

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Here’s a peek at some of the hospital Halloween happenings:

Hippie-themed hospital staffers take a break from paperwork to send a message of peace and love. Photo by Wendy Osher.

One of the hospital departments chose tourism as their theme, featuring downhill bike riders, lu'au guests, and these festive ladies ready for a day at the Wailea spa. Photo by Wendy Osher.

MMMC CEO, Wes Lo joins employees at the Molokini Ward featuring an array of witches, cats, devils and pirates. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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Employees from the hospital's Haleakala East floor selected a garden theme with human flower faces and a butterfly for flair. Photo by Wendy Osher.

MMMC corn shucking competition. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Hospital staffers dawned orange sashes with creative titles including "Miss Informed", "Miss Ing", "Miss Lead", and "Miss Taken". Photo by Wendy Osher.

A pumpkin burger with fries caught the eye of judges for its originality and unique presentation. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The 2nd Floor Lego team featuring colorful Legos accompanied by "Bob the Builder", were linked under the theme "building blocks for great patient care. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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