Texas Children's Hospital hosts Children's Hospital Association's national photo exhibition

HOUSTON (April 2, 2014) - Texas Children's Hospital is excited to host the 2013-2014 Children's Hospital First Place ImageAssociation (CHA) Photo Exhibit, a biennial competition that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The national exhibit, which will be on display on the 4th floor of Texas Children's Pavilion for Women during the month of April, features photographs by Texas Children's Hospital photographers Paul Vincent Kuntz and Allen S. Kramer. Visit childrenshospitals.net/photoexhibit to view the images.

Kuntz and Kramer received special recognition as their photos were selected as "top 5" photos, chosen from more than 250 photographs submitted by 56 children's hospitals across the country and internationally. Kuntz placed first in this competition, the second time he has won this honor, and Kramer placed fourth and fifth. This marks the third competition in a row that Kuntz and Kramer have both placed in the top five. Additionally, there are four other images from the duo in the exhibit.

The CHA Photo Exhibit is comprised of 50 poignant and powerful images that portray the everyday heroes in children's hospitals - brave patients, supportive families and compassionate health care providers.Fourth place image

Additionally, the exhibit's presence at the hospital coincides with an international Arts Health conference hosted by Texas Children's, the Global Alliance for Arts Health's 2014 Annual International Conference, Enhancing Lives Through Arts Health: 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration. This exhibit truly embraces the goal of the conference which aims to bring much needed attention to the transformative impact the arts have on the healing process.

The CHA photo exhibition has been traveling around the country since last year and will be on display June 23-24, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington in conjunction with the Association's Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day event.

Fifth place image

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.