Shriners Hospitals for Children Photo Featured in Children’s Hospital Association National Exhibit

A photograph by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California photographer Julia Serat was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition presented by HUGGIES® and administered by the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA).

This exhibit communicates the hope, compassion and resilience shared by the children and families served by children’s hospitals and the expert health care providers who deliver that specialized care. From healthy kids to children with rare and complex medical conditions, the exhibit celebrates children’s hospitals’ commitment to the health of all children.

Serat’s photo was chosen from more than 180 photographs submitted by 40 children’s hospitals across the country by a distinguished panel of judges representing Parents magazine, The Exposure Group, National Geographic Kids, Positive Exposure, and the Children’s Hospitals Today editorial advisory group.

The judges selected the photograph depicting Catalina undergoing testing in the motion analysis laboratory for its excellent composition and ability to depict what really makes children’s hospitals unique.

“Photography has the power to move us, as it captures both ordinary and extraordinary moments that may otherwise pass unremarkably. This image highlights Shriners Hospital’s Motion Analysis Lab, which provides gait assessment as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for our patients. It is my privilege to share this photograph so that others may see how children’s hospitals promote the highest standards of care and impact the lives of many, one patient at a time,” Serat said.

Serat’s professional affiliations include the BioCommunications Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. She has received numerous professional awards in photographic competitions, and has had photos published in textbooks, scientific journals, and photo annals as well as displayed in media and artist’s exhibitions, including the Children’s Hospitals exhibit.

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 and 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.


Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online here.

Media Contact: Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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