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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Molly went from not being able to hear, to belting out her favorite songs from the movie "Frozen"
“She failed her newborn hearing screening, but the doctors at the hospital where she was born kept saying, ‘Oh, she’ll be fine,’” says Tara Swaminatha, Molly’s mother. “We went from expert to expert, and none of them could tell us definitively if she had hearing loss or not. We got a lot of inconsistent information.”
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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