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Top 20 For Every Specialty

Ranked in 10 specialties

Children’s National is one of just 4 pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey.

Zika Virus Update

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Learn more about the region’s only comprehensive care program for families concerned about Zika exposure.

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Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey. We’re honored to be one of just four pediatric hospitals in the country—and the only one in the region—to earn this recognition.

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Families concerned about the Zika virus can visit the Children’s National Health System Congenital Zika Virus Program. We offer advanced diagnostics and consultation for pregnant women and infants with a suspected exposure to the virus. Services include streamlined blood testing, fetal imaging, and comprehensive consultation.

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Nationally Recognized Expertise

Top 20 in Every Specialty

One of Only Four Pediatric Hospitals in Nation Ranked in Top 20 in 10 Specialties

Ranked in 10 specialties

Children’s National is one of just 4 pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey.

Top Doctors in Northern Virginia

Children’s National Home to More Than 50 Northern Virginia “Top Doctors”

Children’s National physicians on Northern Virginia Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors.”

Northern Virginia Magazine has named 58 Children’s National Health System physicians to its list of 2016 “Top Doctors.”  The physicians represent a number of specialties across Children’s National including nationally-ranked programs such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, Neurology, and Orthopaedics. Read the story

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

Excellence in Nursing

Our Care Earns Nursing’s Highest Honors

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Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet hospital in 2015.Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care.For our dedicated and skilled nurses, the honor means hard-earned recognition. For you and your family, it means peace of mind.

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Leaders in Research

Research & Education

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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

Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Children's National Health System Named a 2015 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

Children's National Health System Named a 2015 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

Children’s National Health System has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2015 Top Hospital, one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the United States to be named to this prestigious list.

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Read our 2014 Quality Report