Grow Up Stronger
We don’t just want kids to grow up. We want them to grow up

Stronger

As we continue our advertising campaign, our work aims to speak to the work we do, the families we support, and above all, the kids we help to have brighter, healthier futures.

Join us in celebrating the people - staff, advocates, and supporters - who make it all possible by telling us, in your own words, what “STRONGER” means to you.

WHERE WE STARTED

When we re-launched our brand in Fall 2013, we reached out across our organization to define the spirit that makes Children’s National unique: we are Heroes, Advocates, Protectors, and above all, Champions for Children. In 2016, we wanted to build on that story to show what being a champion really means for kids and families.

EMBRACING THE PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE

In his Grand Rounds last year, Dr. Newman talked about the importance of the parent’s perspective in transforming care from good to great. This inspired us to bring families into our advertising process, too. So we spoke with them and learned what matters most. They want to know that they’re dealing with the best experts anywhere. So when we launched our “Grow Up Stronger” advertising campaign in 2016, it showed how we are advancing care every day. And we’ve brought families into the advertising itself, to show we understand the important role they play in making and keeping kids healthy.

MORE THAN A HOSPITAL

Children’s National is more than a hospital, so our advertising needs to be bigger and broader too. We are dedicated to healing kids when they are very sick, and doing everything that we can to prevent them from becoming ill in the first place. So above all, we wanted our advertising to reflect our shared purpose: helping kids be happy, healthy and thriving.

WHAT IS “STRONGER?”

“Stronger” speaks to the work we do, the families we support, and above all, the kids we help to have brighter, healthier futures. We are stronger, because no one brings together collective expertise and shared purpose the way we do. Our work helps make families stronger, too. Because they gain confidence in knowing their children will be cared for by the best, most dedicated experts in the region. And stronger is at the heart of our vision for the future, where we become more focused on helping kids avoid getting sick in the first place. At Children’s National, we don’t just want kids to grow up. We want them to grow up stronger.

AN EVOLUTION OF “STRONGER”

This year, we created new advertisements and revamped our existing advertisements to build upon the strength of the campaign. Our new work continues to show parents that as a top-ranked children’s hospital, we are experts in caring for children.

Inspired by Dr. Newman’s national bestselling memoir, and the run up to the 150th anniversary of the hospital, we created a more anthemic advertisement showcasing real patients, spanning from age 3 to 72, who share how Children’s National contributed to unique moments in their lives.

AN EVOLUTION OF “STRONGER”

You’ll be seeing our campaign evolve with new advertisements on television throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia, and in print publications like The Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine. You’ll hear us on the radio (WTOP-FM), and we’ll have ads online where families search for information to help kids be their healthiest most awe-inspiring selves.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we’ll be sharing additional footage of our current and former patients telling us how they’ve grown up stronger and what they’re up to now!

Stronger Is

Sharing patients’ happy stories.
– Tucker P., Marketing

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Stronger Is

Believing in yourself and surrounding yourself with positive people and energy, instead of negativity.
—Melissa N., Public Relations and Marketing

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Facing the struggle you're in today but knowing it's preparing you for the strength you'll need tomorrow.
—Yolonda R., Mobile Health

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Staying positive!
—Linda J., OR

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Bridging the gap between cost and quality; providing what the clinical team needs to care for our kids!
—Jennifer Y., Supply Chain

Stronger Is

Believing we are all part of something bigger than ourselves.
—Betty L., Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

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Children's patients and employees collaborating and growing across the miles.
—Angie B., CRI

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Spending less time as the patient and more time as a Patient Care Volunteer!
—Molly Y., Volunteer Services

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Loving what you do and the people you do it with! Team GI!
—Patty C., GI/IRU

Stronger Is

The ability to offer families empathetic advice in the face of fear and uncertainty.
—Kelly T., Goldberg Health Center - Telehealth Nursing

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Never giving up even when you don't have the strength to carry on.
—Deanne w., Surgery

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
—Christina J., Case Management

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Advocating for patients, families and co-workers.
—Marlene L., Nursing

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Safety Teamwork Relationships Opportunity Networking Goals Empathy Results
—Robin B., Clinical Resource Management

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Believing in whatever you believe in, and letting that faith guide your every step.
—Sabrina S., Clinical Resource Management

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Being pro-active in a team environment, being accountable and showing empathy towards each other.
—Lauren &., Graduate Medical Education

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Teamwork!
—Zachary T., Clinical Resource Management