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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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!
Coming together as one.
—Margaret H., Medical Records
Be confident in what you do for the kids.
—Teresa N., Children Health Center - Adams Morgan
Being able to let kids just be kids.
—Jen M., Children's Hospital Foundation
Loving every child for who they are and encouraging them on their journey!
—Arlene S., Health Information Management
Being grateful for the scars that allowed you to heal.
—Johnetta S., Stem Cell Transplant/Immunology
Proving compassionate customer service to parents with children scheduled for surgery because we care.
—Mildred W., Surgery
Not only serving the patients who walk through our doors, but the whole community.
—Alexandra S., Child Health Advocacy Institute
Perceiving, encouraging and bringing out the best in all school children no matter their levels.
—Felicia A., Children School Services
Making sure each patient feels special and loved.
—Angel C., 4 Main
Perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities. Never give up.
—Tania S., Heart Institute
Defying the odds and not letting them define you.
—Francine M., 4 Main
Holding the hand of a patient or parent when they need it the most.
—Jeannette M., PICU
Watching my Type 1 Diabetic son, Tully, advocate for himself! He's my HERO! Diagnosed at Children's February 2013!
—Terri R., Foundation
Channeling your own strength to empower patients and families in finding theirs.
—Natalie G., Social Work, Family Services
Being compassionate and having a heart of service.
—Georgia F., Respiratory
Fighting the fight with our patients and finding a cure.
—Ashley K., Hem/Onc/BMT Unit