Nationwide Children's Hospital Photographer's Image Selected for NACHRI Photo Exhibition that will Travel Nationally

March 25, 2009

A Nationwide Childrens Hospital photograph by hospital photographer Dan Smith was selected by the National Association of Childrens Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) for Champions, its 2009 traveling exhibition of 50 photographs. The photo was chosen from nearly 250 photographs submitted to NACHRI by childrens hospitals across the country.   This is the third consecutive time that Smiths photography has been selected for NACHRIs photo exhibition.

The photograph depicting a young patient holding his doctors hand stood out for its composition, quality, fit with the exhibit theme and the story it tells, said 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 childrens hospitals play in childrens lives through compelling visual images of child patients at childrens hospitals, their family members and the caring and compassionate staff, continued Strang. Collectively the exhibit demonstrates why all children need childrens hospitals. This years exhibit will travel across the country to include Capitol Hill in Washington, DC 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 to be selected for the traveling exhibit has grown significantly. The photo exhibit debuts in Nashville, Tennessee at the Renaissance Nashville and Nashville Convention Center, this week, March 22-25, 2009. 


NOTE TO EDITOR:  Dan Smith is a resident of Gahanna, Ohio.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at