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

The Facts About Measles

Children’s National experts talk about measles and how to protect your family.

The Gift of a New Heart

Teresa, 2, received her long-awaited heart transplant on Christmas Day.

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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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The Facts About Measles

Our pediatricians talk about the current measles outbreak, diagnosing the disease, the role of vaccinations and how parents can keep their children safe.

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The Gift of a New Heart

Teresa was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, which meant her enlarged heart lost its ability to pump blood effectively and is the leading cause for heart transplantation. She was treated a few times at the Emergency Department before doctors determined that her heart was beginning to fail. She was put on a Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in March while she waited for almost a year for a heart.

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Visiting & Staying

Children’s National Health System is taking additional precautions during this time of increased flu activity to ensure the safest environment for our patients and families. Learn more about our special guidelines for visitors during flu season.

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Blood Donor Center

Blood Donor Center

Did you know that some children with certain medical conditions, such as sickle cell anemia, need one to 10 units of blood per month or that one unit of blood can be used for as many as four of five children? The Blood Donor Center collects thousands of blood donations every year and provides essential services for Children's National patients. Learn how you can donate blood today!

Focus on Innovation

Five Winning Pediatric Device Innovators Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

Five pediatric medical device innovators were awarded $50,000 each in seed funding at the second annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition held last week. The FDA funded consortium, led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, awarded $250,000 in grant money to companies with promising pediatric medical devices that address a significant unmet pediatric need.

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.

We Stand for Children

Janet Scheel's Story

Janet Scheel, MD, is the Director of the Heart Failure Program at Children's National Health System."What really keeps me in it are three things: the families are incredible, the kids I’ve taken care of are amazing, and the medicine is fascinating," says Dr. Scheel. "Looking back at these past two decades working with transplant patients and what we’ve learned, we’ve just come so far. I also think that with the new knowledge we are constantly gaining this will get even better. It is that hope and belief that helps me stay in the field."

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