The Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit, presented by HUGGIES® celebrates children's hospitals' commitment to the health of all children. From healthy children to those who have rare and complex medical conditions, all children benefit from family-centered clinical care, highly trained pediatricians, revolutionary research and community health programs provided together and only in America's children's hospitals.
This marks the first year the photo exhibit has been supported by corporate sponsor *Kimberly-Clark, maker of HUGGIES®, ensuring the exhibit will travel to children’s hospitals in communities across the country.
A nurse comforts Zekale as he awaits surgery to correct his cleft palate. Photo: Mike Malone, Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C.
Hope. Compassion. Resilience.
These are among the special qualities shared by the children and families served by children’s hospitals and the dedicated people who have made it their life’s mission to provide essential care.
Reese was treated for leukemia and received a mask and cape from the Love Your Melon program. Photo: Justin Kelley, University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia, Missouri
Delivering Compassionate Clinical Care
Devoted to making sick children healthy, children’s hospitals strive to always be there when families need them.
Plastic surgery residents piece together a 3-D model of a patient’s skull while preparing for a complex craniofacial surgery. Photo: Katherine C. Cohen, Boston Children’s Hospital
Training Tomorrow’s Pediatricians and Researchers
Children’s hospitals train the nation’s pediatricians and specialists who care for all children. They also advance groundbreaking research and treatments of birth defects and congenital heart anomalies, transforming children’s lives for the better.
Tressie plays with the doctor during a clinic visit. Photo: Allen Kramer, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston
Improving Child and Community Health
Through community outreach and partnerships, children’s hospitals help find remedies for the root causes of the illnesses and injuries they see every day.
The 48 images that comprise the 2017-2018 exhibit were selected by judges from over 180 images submitted by children’s hospitals across the country.
A panel of distinguished judges included:
- Lori Epstein, photo director, National Geographic Kids
- Lily Francesca Alt, photo director, Parents magazine
- Rick Guidotti, photographer, founder and director, Positive Exposure
- Marvin T. Jones, photographer and founder, Marvin T. Jones and Associates
- Kelly Wolfe, public policy director, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota–Minneapolis, and member of the Children's Hospitals Today Editorial Advisory Council
The exhibit debuted on July 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during CHA's Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Photos from the exhibit also are featured at association conferences, in publications and via digital media.
Children’s hospitals are invited to lease the exhibit for a two to four-week period for purposes such as
- Fundraising and development meetings with donors
- Lobbying events with local community members
- Advocacy events at local government office buildings or local state capital offices
- General health care/advocacy campaigns
- Hospital lobbies where hospital staff, patients, families and the public can experience the exhibit