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Best of the Best

Children’s National Health System ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

Incisionless surgery

Children’s National is the first in the United States to destroy bone tumors with incisionless surgery.

Just Right.

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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Children’s National Health System has been named to the prestigious Honor Roll of the U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation. The Honor Roll features the “best of the best” hospitals for kids in the country. Additionally, Children’s National is the only pediatric hospital in the entire region of Maryland, DC, and Virginia to earn Honor Roll designation.


Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) method. Two patients, 16-year-old Alfredo and 10-year-old Niyati, have been treated successfully in a research study aimed at testing the safety and feasibility of this noninvasive and precise treatment option.

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For our team, Connor's sports injury was no match.

Connors story

A few years ago, Connor’s health was unexpectedly placed in danger when a simple game of catch ended in a baseball striking him just above his left eyebrow. It was an emergency situation, and Children’s National was ready with specialists in brain trauma who were prepared to operate at a moment’s notice.

In the Community

Memorial service planned for Judson Randolph, MD

Judson Randolph, MD, former Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's National

Children’s National is hosting a memorial service for Judson Randolph, MD, the Surgeon-In-Chief at Children’s for nearly 30 years. Join us on Saturday, August 22, 2015 for the celebration of life. Learn more about the memorial service.

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. 

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

After Half-Century of Service Children's National Nurse Miss McAbee Retires

Children’s National Health System nurse Clydia McAbee, or "Miss McAbee" to her patients, recently completed her last week on the job she called home for 50 years. When Miss McAbee began her career, in 1965, she donned a white dress and nurse’s cap. While she first treated cancer patients, she spent the majority of her career at the Shaw Health Center, treating generations of families as if they were her own.

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