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Children’s Hospital of Illinois Photographer Part of National Exhibit


OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois photographer Jim Carlson was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit.


A photograph by OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois photographer Jim Carlson was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition by the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA).

The exhibit communicates the hope, compassion and resilience shared by the children and families served by children’s hospitals and the expert they receive. From healthy kids to children with rare and complex medical conditions, the exhibit celebrates children’s hospitals’ commitment to the health of all children.

Carlson’s photo, Ella receiving an echocardiogram, was one of 48 chosen for the 2017 – 2018 collection from over 180 photos submitted by a distinguished panel of judges representing Parents magazine, National Geographic Kids, Positive Exposure, and the Children’s Hospitals Today editorial advisory group.

The judges selected Carlson’s photograph for its excellent composition and ability to depict what really makes children’s hospitals unique.

The exhibit debuted last week in the nation’s capital. The Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit will be on display to the general public the week of July 10, 2017 in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building and in the foyer of the Rayburn House Building in Washington, D.C. July 17 - 18, 2017. In addition, the exhibit will travel around the country for two years displaying at children’s hospitals and partnering organizations in support of a wide variety of outreach efforts and events.

Visit the Children’s Hospital Association website to view the 2017 exhibit.


OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois is the third largest pediatric hospital in Illinois and the only full service tertiary hospital for kids downstate. With 136 beds and more than 141 pediatric subspecialists, Children's Hospital cares for more children in Illinois than any hospital outside of Chicago. Formally established as a pediatric hospital within the walls of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 1990, Children's Hospital of Illinois has over 7,000 admissions; 2,500 newborn deliveries, and 18,000 emergency department visits each year. More at

The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 200 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. For more information on CHA,