Children's National has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Learn more about our history.
We are a Magnet® designated, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. We are also consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report.
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, outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two pediatric emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, we are recognized for our expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.
Patients from around the region, nation, and world seek the care and treatment of our internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals. Enhanced by our location in the nation's capital, we serve as a voice and advocate for children.
We are the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and is the only freestanding children's hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta.
Serving the nation's children for more than 140 years, Children's National Health System is a proven leader in developing and providing innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
Learn more about our mission, presence in the community and other facts about our programs, facilities, and leadership.