CONTACT: COLEEN MADDY
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 2, 1999
Photo exhibit showcases how childrens hospitals
care for children
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An exhibit and competition of 50
photographs depicting how childrens hospitals care for children is on
display at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics June 6-16. The exhibit,
"Picture the Mission: Clinical Care, Education, Research and Advocacy in Childrens
Hospitals," is sponsored by the National Association of Childrens Hospitals
and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and the Association for the Care of Children's
Health (ACCH). Hosted at the UI by Childrens Hospital of Iowa, Project
Art and the Medical Museum, the exhibit is on display in Medical Museum Gallery
B, located on the eighth floor of John Colloton Pavilion.
Submitted by members of the two sponsoring associations,
the photos were selected and ranked by a panel of judges consisting of clinical
care providers, parents and professionals. In conjunction with the Childrens
Miracle Network Weekend of Champions, the public is invited to view this exhibit
opening Sunday, June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open weekdays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends.
In its seventh year, the exhibit illustrates the unique
health care needs of children and provides a look at how childrens hospitals
are responding to these needs in communities nationwide. Health care professionals
at Childrens Hospital of Iowa provide the full range of childrens
health care, including newborn checkups and immunizations, primary care, acute
care for injured or sick children, emergency services especially designed
for children's critical care needs and long-term and rehabilitative care.
The first-place photo, from La Rabida Childrens
Hospital in Chicago, depicts a young burn victim and the firefighter who saved
his life. The second-place photo, from Childrens Hospital of New York,
shows the delighted response of a young oncology patient enjoying a visit
from a clown. The third-place photo shows a young girl playing while in the
Childrens Hospital at St. Marys Medical Center in West Palm Beach,
Fla. Other hospitals with photos in the top ten include: Childrens Hospital
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc., Baltimore;
Childrens Hospital, Richmond, Va.; and St. Christophers Hospital
for Children, Philadelphia.
The Childrens Hospital of Iowa is a member of
NACHRI and ACCH.