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Children's National Health System researchers uncover potential treatment for brain injury in infants.

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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Experts in Care

In the United States, about 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year, with about 2 percent of them born at less than 32 weeks gestation. Up to 90 percent of these children survive, but they often suffer a number of abnormalities, some of which can contribute to white matter injury. No treatment currently exists to improve function in these infants after injury occurs, but researchers at Children's National may be close.

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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.

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

Washington Business Journal Recognizes Children’s National as Most Powerful Brand, Dr. Kurt Newman among Most Admired CEOs

In a ceremony last night, the Washington Business Journal announced Children’s National Health System as the Most Powerful Brand and its President and CEO, Kurt D. Newman, MD, as one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2014 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.

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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!

We Stand for Children

Kathleen Atmore's Story

A typical child in the hospital can tell caregivers that something hurts, but a child with autism often has trouble communicating those needs and a visit for medical care can turn into a traumatic event for the child. At Children’s National Health System, Autism Specialist and Developmental Neuropsychologist, Kathleen Atmore, PsyD, helps families and the medical team interpret the behavior and needs of these patients, and walks them through their medical stay.

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