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

Knowing that the only easy day was yesterday.
—Acacia D., Surgical Care

Stronger Is

Knowing strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.
—Shuntia B., Donor Services

Stronger Is

Doing the best for patients and making a difference with a smile.
—Tricia K., Nephrology

Stronger Is

Caring for those around you more than yourself.
—Jordan S., Research Quality Assurance

Stronger Is

Giving your best to serve others.
—Beneralda P., Ambulatory Services

Stronger Is

Smiling to let everyone know that today, you're a lot stronger than you were yesterday!
—Robin R., Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

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Venturing into the unknown with the perception of being successful.
—Dominique S., Neuroscience

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Venturing into the unknown with the of perception of being successful.
—Stephanie M., Neuroscience

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Knowing that if you can look up, you can get up.
—Selinda B., Children's School Services

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Being a school nurse making a difference in the lives of the students by promoting health and well-being.
—Rose M., Childrens School Services

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Being able to snuggle the babies and make them feel special and loved.
—Patty C., GI/IRU

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Accepting all of who you are.
—Nicole J., Brainy Camps Association

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Knowing you can fail but never giving yourself the opportunity to!
—DarShay T., Adams Morgan Clinic

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Celebrating the little wins that keep us climbing!
—Hilah Z., Grants and Finance Administration

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Having the passion to help others.
—Nicole D., Adolescent Medicine

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Showing these kids love as if they were my own!
—Kiersten W., Surgical Care Unit