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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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Whether your child is having a routine test or being admitted overnight for a more complicated procedure, Child Life Specialists help create a positive experience for families during their child’s outpatient visit or hospital stay. They are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization.
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As soon as Zachary was born, he needed treatment for several serious heart conditions, including pulmonary atresia, which meant that his pulmonary valve was sealed shut. Now, after several successful surgeries, 11-year-old Zachary says he wants to help other kids fight heart disease. He's doing so by actively fundraising to help the volunteer work cardiologist Craig Sable, MD, and his team provide in Uganda.
“Zach has been a like a little ambassador for our Africa work,” Dr. Sable said.
Learn about Zachary's story