More Than a Hospital

From primary care to specialty care, we have locations throughout the Metro area, in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Experts in Care

Our new magnet-based spinal growing rod technology could become the gold standard for treating severe early onset scoliosis.

in Kids

Ebola can be a scary and sensitive topic. Learn about the signs and symptoms and how to talk to your child.

More Than a Hospital

Children’s National Health System’s specialists are experts in caring for kids, and it’s all we do.

With locations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, we take a team approach to caring for children in their communities.

The team includes our leadership and a wide range of facilities and specialists, from pediatricians to pediatric subspecialists, ensuring that our patients’ care is integrated among all team members.

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Experts in Care

A magnetic growing rod could change the course of treatment for severe scoliosis patients for the better.

Children's National is always looking for ways to improve treatment to our patients. Current methods of treating patients with severe scoliosis include surgery to insert growing rods and then additional surgeries to lengthen the rods and help straighten the spine. After a surgeon inserts MAGEC growing rods, the surgeon can later lengthen the spine in minutes during subsequent outpatient visit. The new process means less pain, less time in the hospital, and less room for complications.

Learn how we use MAGEC growing rods

in Kids

Ebola is a rare and serious disease that can also be a scary and sensitive topic, especially for children.

Given the news coverage, children may ask questions or worry that they or their loved ones might become infected. We’ve talked with our pediatric specialists in mental health and infectious diseases to provide guidance for parents on how to talk with children.

Learn how to talk to your kids about Ebola
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Child-Centered Care

Child Life Specialists Ease Anxiety for Kids in the Hospital

Children's National Health System has a team of Child Life Specialists who work with children staying overnight, visiting our outpatient clinics, coming in for surgery, or making trips to our Emergency Department. Watch the video to learn how they ease our patient's anxiety while at the hospital.

International Patients

International Patients

Sheikh Zayed Institute International Patient

Traveling abroad for medical care brings many additional challenges for families. The Global Services team assists our families with every aspect of receiving care.

Focus on Innovation

Winning Innovators in Pediatric Medical Device Competition Announced

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.

In the Community

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Leukemia Lymphoma Program

The Patient Care program can be as enriching for those who donate their time as it can be for the children. Volunteers may play games with patients or help out with other various activities including puzzles, arts and crafts, reading, blowing bubbles, etc. Learn how to become a Patient Care Volunteer today.

We Stand for Children

Shaping the Future of Fetal Cardiology

Fetal cardiologist, Mary T. Donofrio, MD, authored the first set of clinical guidelines for the evolving specialty of fetal cardiology. Learn about the new guidelines.

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