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Why Children's?
Nationally Recognized Expertise

Washingtonian Top Docs

We’re Home to 50+ of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors

Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors

Washingtonian Magazine named 54 Children's National Health System physicians to their list of 2015 "Top Doctors." The annual list honors the DC region's best primary care doctors and specialists, as nominated by their peers.Children’s National orthopaedic surgeon, Jeffrey Hanway, MD even made the magazine’s cover.

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Best of the Best

We’re Ranked “Best of the Best” by U.S. News & World Report

US News Awards

Children’s National was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. We were also ranked in all 10 specialties for the fifth year in a row. In fact, our Neonatology, Neurology/ Neurosurgery, and Gastroenterology/ GI Surgery programs were in the top 10 nationwide.

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Leaders in Research

Research & Education

Cell Culture Red

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

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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