A dedicated team of nearly 100 professionals provides respiratory care services around the clock for
outpatients and inpatients at Children's National Health System.
Our therapists excel in the field for their technical knowledge as well as their expertise in
working with kids. You can be assured that the division has the nation's highest quality
providers in the profession.
Children's Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) are licensed graduates from American Medical Association-approved
professional colleges. And because we want our RCPs to have the highest level of professional
training possible, we require them to progress through Children's own four stage in-house
We aim to provide world-class respiratory care in the safest possible environment. The Division of
Respiratory Care Services meets and exceeds National Patient Safety
Goals recommended by The Joint
Commission, which accredits and certifies healthcare providers and programs in the United
The division also participates in nationwide educational, benchmarking, and data-sharing
professional events, to share best practices and continually improve the care provided to our
"I knew we were in good hands when we were referred to Children's National, and you will be too."
Venkat Shankar, MD, MBA
Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine; Respiratory Care Services
Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.