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Rise and Shine

Having Honest Discussions About School Shootings With Your Child

Talking to your kids about school shootings can be hard, but it’s important to be open to discussion about tragic events. Learn how you can have age-appropriate conversations about this difficult topic with your child.

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Vice President Kamala Harris and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visit

The U.S. Vice President and Surgeon General met with providers at Children's National and discussed nationwide burnout among healthcare workers exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rise and Shine

What You Need to Know About the Baby Formula Recall and Shortages

Due to a combination of a baby formula recall and supply chain issues, parents are currently experiencing a shortage of baby formula. Read more to learn what you can do to cope with the formula shortage.

The physical therapy Rafael has received not only treated his injuries but helped him understand his body better.
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Recognized experts in pediatric health


Ranked #5 in the Nation and #1 for Newborn Care

Children's National is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked #1 for newborns in the United States and we're the best pediatric hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Recognition in Patient-Centered Care

All Children’s National primary care practices in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have received National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.

Magnet Recognized

Our Care Earns Nursing’s Highest Honors

Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet® status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care. This designation affirms our commitment to family-centered care.