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Photo of Young Patients at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Selected for Traveling Exhibition

NEW YORK (Jan 30, 2009)

A photograph of two patients at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian called "A Candid Moment at MSCHONY" was selected by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) for "Champions," its 2009 traveling exhibition of 50 photographs. The photo, taken by Charles Manley, was chosen from nearly 250 photographs submitted to NACHRI by children's hospitals across the country.

"Charles Manley's superb photo proves that even though our patients come here to be treated for serious conditions, they can feel comfortable and at home enough to make new friends," says Lori Armstrong, M.S., R.N., vice president of nursing and patient care services at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian.

"The photograph depicting two young patients holding hands stood out for its composition, quality, fit with the exhibit theme and the story it tells," says Sallie Strang, director of communications for NACHRI and curator of the photo exhibit.

"The NACHRI traveling photo exhibition is designed to illustrate the vital role children's hospitals play in children's lives through compelling visual images of pediatric patients at children's hospitals, their family members, and the caring and compassionate staff," continues Strang. "Collectively the exhibit demonstrates why all children need children's hospitals. This year's exhibit will travel across the country to include Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., where members of Congress will be invited to experience it."

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 for the traveling exhibit has grown significantly. The photo exhibit will debut in Nashville, Tenn., at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Nashville Convention Center, March 22–25, 2009.

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Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian

Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top children's hospitals in the country, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics — including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric subspecialties — in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. Building a reputation for more than a century as one of the nation's premier children's hospitals, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is Manhattan's only hospital dedicated solely to the care of children and the largest provider of children's health services in the tri-state area with a long-standing commitment to its community. Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian is also a major international referral center, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide.

NACHRI

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.

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