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From primary care to specialty care, we have locations throughout the Metro area, in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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After Molly failed her infant hearing test, her parents were filled with questions. Learn how Dr. Preciado helped her hear.

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Sometimes it takes a team to make one into two. Learn how doctors planned a separation before the twins were born.

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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Our Stories

Molly went from not being able to hear, to belting out her favorite songs from the movie "Frozen"

“She failed her newborn hearing screening, but the doctors at the hospital where she was born kept saying, ‘Oh, she’ll be fine,’” says Tara Swaminatha, Molly’s mother. “We went from expert to expert, and none of them could tell us definitively if she had hearing loss or not. We got a lot of inconsistent information.”

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conjoined twins

“We were told the majority of conjoined twins don’t survive gestation, and terminating the pregnancy was an option,” Tokoya says. “Raymond and I were devastated. We weren’t experts on conjoined twins, but the babies seemed to have the necessary anatomy to make it through pregnancy, so we chose to keep going.”

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Learn About Our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Children's National performs the largest volume of pediatric surgeries annually in the Washington, DC, area, often in the first few days of a newborn's life.

Focus on Innovation

Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium Foresees Innovation from Major NIH Funding

Children’s National Health System’s  Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium was awarded $6.25 million over the next five years in the latest round of funding  from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to perform clinical research and develop new treatments for patients with urea cycle disorders (UCD), rare but devastating genetic conditions.

In the Community

Nursing Child Health Advocacy Committee Education Fair

Primary Care

Join experts at the Nursing Child Health Advocacy Committee who will be on hand to answer your questions on popular health topics. They will also educate Children’s National staff about the committee and encourage participation.

We Stand for Children

Courtney M. Jones' Story

When Courtney M. Jones, RN, BSN, began her nursing career in labor and delivery, she found herself drawn to the teenage mothers. "I would always take those patients," she says. "I felt like I could really connect with them, and talk to them easily." So when she moved to school nursing, she knew a high school was the place for her.

International Patients

International Patients

Sheikh Zayed Institute International Patient

Traveling abroad for medical care brings many additional challenges for families. The Global Services team assists our families with every aspect of receiving care.

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