Joshua Mora is fitted for a bike helmet by nurse and safety coordinator Malvina Duncan.
MIAMI – Two photographs by Edgar Estrada, Senior Medical Photographer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, was selected for inclusion in the 2015 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition administered by the Children’s Hospital Association. The exhibit, comprised of powerful images of brave patients, supportive families and compassionate healthcare providers, celebrates children’s hospitals’ commitment to the health of all children.
Two of Estrada’s photos were chosen from more than 250 photographs submitted by 57 children’s hospitals across the country by a distinguished panel of judges representing Parents magazine, The Exposure Group, The National Portrait Gallery, American University’s School of Communications and the Children’s Hospitals Today editorial advisory group.
According to the judges, the photographs depicting “Tiny Heart Valve” and “Bike Safety” stood out for their all-around excellence, composition and ability to relay what makes children’s hospitals unique.
Dr. John Rhodes shows a tiny artificial heart valve, for use in a pediatric patient, in the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab
Estrada has been a medical photographer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital, for 24 years. He has photographed unique medical firsts including the separation of conjoined twins, craniofacial reconstructions, insertions of spine rods for the correction of scoliosis, open heart procedures, and chest wall reconstructions. In addition to the clinical and surgical photography and the creation images for marketing and public relations, his work has been published in countless medical books, publications and media outlets.
The Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit will be on display to the general public June 15 -16 in the foyer of the Rayburn House Building and the week of June 22 in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C. In addition the exhibit will travel around the country for the two years displaying at children’s hospitals and partnering organizations in support of a wide variety of outreach efforts and events.
Visit https://www.childrenshospitals.org/Newsroom/Photo-Gallery/2015-Photo-Exhibit to view the 2015 exhibit. Contact Vikki Sara, 202-753-5357, at Children’s Hospital Association for leasing and display information.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital® – formerly Miami Children’s Hospital–is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, visit www.nicklauschildrens.org
Children’s Hospital Association represents more than 220 children’s hospitals to advance solutions for children’s health.