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New Flu Season Visitor Policy

Flu season is here, and Children’s has temporarily changed our visitor policy to keep our patients and visitors safe.

Recognized for Quality & Safety

Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2016 Top Hospital.

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Flu season is here, and Children’s has temporarily changed our visitor policy to keep our patients and visitors safe. Here’s what you need to know before you come to the hospital.

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Children’s National is the only children’s hospital in the Northeastern United States to be named to this prestigious list and the only hospital recognized in Washington, DC.


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Why Children's National?
We're Recognized Experts in Pediatric Health

Top 20 in Every Specialty

One of Only Four Pediatric Hospitals in Nation Ranked in Top 20 in 10 Specialties

Ranked in 10 specialties

Children’s National is one of just 4 pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey.

Top Local Doctors

Washingtonian Recognizes Children’s National “Top Doctors”

Sixty Children’s National physicians were named “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian Magazine in its 2016 list of the region’s best providers.

Top Doctors in Northern Virginia

Children’s National Home to More Than 50 Northern Virginia “Top Doctors”

Children’s National physicians on Northern Virginia Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors.”

Northern Virginia Magazine has named 58 Children’s National Health System physicians to its list of 2016 “Top Doctors.”  The physicians represent a number of specialties across Children’s National including nationally-ranked programs such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Neurology, and Orthopaedics. Read the story

Excellence in Nursing

Our Care Earns Nursing’s Highest Honors

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Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet hospital in 2015.Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care.For our dedicated and skilled nurses, the honor means hard-earned recognition. For you and your family, it means peace of mind.

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Leaders in Research

Research & Education

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Home to the Children’s Research Institute (CRI) and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Learn about our Research