Stronger Together

Patients, families and staff throughout the Shriners Hospitals for Children system found creative and compassionate ways to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Photo exhibit showcases how children’s hospitals nationwide have persevered through the pandemic

Stronger Together – Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19 is an online photo exhibit dedicated to capturing the effect of the pandemic on children’s hospitals – and their incredible ability to adapt and overcome.

Assembled and displayed by the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), the exhibit shares nearly 70 photographs and stories that highlight the ways in which children’s hospitals have been able to innovate and transform health care delivery for their most vulnerable patients during this especially difficult and challenging time.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud to have photographs from several of our locations included in the collection. As COVID-19 spread throughout their communities, Shriners Hospitals for Children’s patients still needed specialty medical care. Our teams found ways to continue to safely treat our patients, to keep therapies going and to maintain a compassionate, family-centered environment through it all. Photos in the exhibit highlight the many special activities and efforts at Shriners Hospitals: From Boston, Massachusetts, to Houston, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, to Greenville, South Carolina, our staff and our patients found ways to bring light and hope to the most trying days.

“What these special images represent is resilience – the resilience of patients and families and their health care providers during the most stressful and difficult of times,” said Amy Knight, president of CHA. “In the face of crisis and adversity, children’s hospitals worked together, leveraging their expertise and strength of collective experience to care for our patients and to support our broader communities’ responses.”