MILWUKEE (6/3/2011) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) is co-hosting, with America Family Children's Hospital, Madison, a national photo exhibit of children's hospitals at the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda from Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 10. The free exhibit is available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.
The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) "Champions," 2011 traveling exhibition includes 50 photographs. The photos were chosen from nearly 230 photographs submitted to NACHRI by children's hospitals across the country.
"These photos are a window into the much larger world of pediatric care in a children's hospital," said Sallie Strang, director of communications for NACHRI and curator of the photo exhibit. "The photos capture the power that children's hospitals have to heal and the complex emotions stirred in the process."
"We are proud to co-host the NACHRI traveling photo exhibition, which is designed to illustrate the vital role children's hospitals play in children's lives through compelling visual images of patients at children's hospitals, their family members and the caring and compassionate staff," said Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
The NACHRI traveling photo exhibition is the result of a biennial competition that began in 1993 with 150 photo submissions. Over the years the competition to be selected for the traveling exhibit has grown significantly. To view all 50 photographs, visit www.childrenshospitals.net/photoexhibit.
Founded in 1968, NACHRI is an association of 214 children's hospitals and related institutions devoted to improving the health and well-being of children and families through support of children's hospitals' four fold mission of clinical care, pediatric training, research and child advocacy. All children need children's hospitals.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is rated No. 3 in the nation by Parents magazine and named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been redesignated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Private, independent and not-for-profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. In 2009, the health system invested more than $76 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.