More Than a Hospital
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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Experts in Care
A magnetic growing rod could change the course of treatment for severe scoliosis patients for the better.
Children's National is always looking for ways to improve treatment to our patients. Current methods of treating patients with severe scoliosis include surgery to insert growing rods and then additional surgeries to lengthen the rods and help straighten the spine. After a surgeon inserts MAGEC growing rods, the surgeon can later lengthen the spine in minutes during subsequent outpatient visit. The new process means less pain, less time in the hospital, and less room for complications.
Learn how we use MAGEC growing rods
Ebola is a rare and serious disease that can also be a scary and sensitive topic, especially for children.
Given the news coverage, children may ask questions or worry that they or their loved ones might become infected. We’ve talked with our pediatric specialists in mental health and infectious diseases to provide guidance for parents on how to talk with children.
Learn how to talk to your kids about Ebola