Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel hosts photo exhibit for Children's Hospital Association (Photo)
Leave the past behind
(Portland, OR) -- A photograph commissioned by Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel was selected for the 2015 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition administered by the Children's Hospital Association. Hosting throughout February in the hospital lobby, the exhibit, comprised of powerful images of brave patients, supportive families and compassionate health care providers, celebrates children's hospitals' commitment to the health of all children.
Randall Children's Hospital's photo was 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.
The photo titled Leave the Past Behind shows 18-year-old Marta Nunez using art therapy to work through her frustrations and visualize her future. Randall Children's Hospital's photo stood out for its all-around excellence, composition and ability to relay what makes children's hospitals unique.
Chief Administrative Officer of Randall Children's Hospital Bronwyn Houston says, "Randall Children's Hospital is honored to have a photo chosen in and to be able to host the 2015 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit. Our photo depicts art therapy, which uses the creative art process in evaluating and treating pediatric patients who naturally use art to express themselves."
Marta suffered a spinal cord injury resulting from a car crash and persevered through months of rehabilitation at Randall Children's Hospital. She had this to say about art therapy, "I put my heart and soul into art therapy. It took my mind off of all of my problems."
The Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit will be on display to the general public at Randall Children's Hospital February 5 through 29 in the lobby of the hospital.
Learn more about the exhibit online: https://www.childrenshospitals.org/Newsroom/Photo-Exhibit
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is one of Oregon's largest providers of pediatric inpatient and trauma services and opened its new home in February 2012. Randall Children's Hospital has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians, including pediatric medical and surgical specialists, sub-specialists, hospitalists and community pediatricians. Randall Children's Hospital receives more than 170,000 patient visits per year.
Children's Hospital Association represents more than 220 children's hospitals to advance solutions for children's health.
Celebrate Legacy Good Samaritan's 140th Anniversary by Sharing your Story (Photo)
Original Legacy Good Samaritan
As part of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center's 140th anniversary of serving the Portland-metropolitan region and beyond the hospital is seeking stories from current and former Legacy Good Samaritan patients, physicians, staff and volunteers.
The contest concludes on Monday, February 29. The public will select three winners in two different categories: Patient or Staff/Volunteer. First place will receive an iPad mini and an opportunity to be featured in Legacy Good Samaritan's new historical exhibit, which will open fall of 2016; second place will receive $100 Visa gift card; and third place will receive $50 Visa gift card.
"From day one, people and their stories have been the heart and soul of Good Sam," said Jonathan Avery. "While much has changed at Good Sam and in the world of health care since we admitted our first patient in 1875, our mission has always remained the same -- to provide high-quality, compassionate care to those in need."
How to Submit Story
Those who are interested in sharing their story are encouraged to submit a brief recount of their experiences by visiting www.legacyhealth.org/goodsam140.
There is a 300-word limit per story. The contest concludes on Monday, February 29. Public voting will begin on Tuesday, March 1 and conclude on Monday, March 11. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 18. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Stephens at email@example.com
About Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Known as "Good Samaritan Hospital" when the Right Reverend B. Wistar Morris founded the hospital on October 9, 1875, Portland was considered a busy yet raw pioneer city of 13,000. "Good Sam", as it is affectionately known, was built for $10,000 and opened as a three-story hospital with only 25 beds and had a staff of five. It was located at Northwest 21st Avenue and Lovejoy Street, which was at the time considered to be the "belt timber which skirted the city" and only reachable through a small path in the woods. Legacy Good Samaritan has remained in the same general location ever since.
After a series of expansions, Good Samaritan merged with HealthLink, which included Emanuel, Meridian Park, Mount Hood and Holladay Park hospitals as well as the Legacy Visiting Nurse Association, in 1989 to form what is now known as Legacy Health.
Today, Good Sam has grown into a full-service medical center of national acclaim in one of Portland's most vibrant communities with 200 available beds and a staff of over 1500. Over the years, Legacy Good Samaritan has won numerous awards for its advancements in of cancer, rehabilitation, weight management, kidney transplant, eye, stroke and heart care.