Superstars visit Children’s National Superstars visit Children’s National December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – Pop superstar Justin Bieber, teen actress Victoria Justice, and late-night television host Conan O’Brien visited patients at Children’s National Medical Center this afternoon. They were in town to perform in the 30th annual Christmas in Washington concert, which benefits Children's National.

The celebrities visited with patients and families from throughout the hospital for an hour, spreading cheer and best wishes to kids who might not be home for the holidays.

It is so wonderful to have entertainers of this caliber take time out of their busy schedules to visit with our kids,” said Kurt D. Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “At Children’s National we appreciate special connections like this that make it possible for our kids to enjoy the holidays. We never forget who we are caring for, and we appreciate that these celebrities recognize our important mission.

Christmas in Washington, featuring Bieber, Justice, O'Brien, Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green, and the Band Perry, airs on TNT December16 at 8:00 PM eastern.



Contact:  Susan Muma or Mark Miller 202.476.4500

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.

About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

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