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Leapfrog 2017

Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2017 Top Hospital.

Helping kids lead Healthier Lives

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Children’s National has launched Rise and Shine, a new health and wellness site.

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We are the only children’s hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region to be named to the Leapfrog Group Top Hospital list and one of only 10 children’s hospitals recognized in the United States.

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At Rise and Shine, you can find advice straight from our medical experts about keeping your children healthy and managing illnesses and conditions that may arise.

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Why Children's National?
We're Recognized Experts in Pediatric Health

Among the Top 10 in the Nation

Ranked #1 for Babies and Top 10 Overall, Children’s National Health System Earns National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals Survey

US News Honor Roll

Children’s National is proud to be named #1 for newborn intensive care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey and ranked among the Top 10 children’s hospitals overall. What makes us the best choice for care in the nation’s capital? Expertise that’s focused on children’s unique needs and support for every family.

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Regional Leaders in Care

Regional Leaders in Care

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Children's National Health System is recognized in the Washington, D.C., metro area for commitment to quality care, patient safety and supporting a healthy community. Learn about some of the accolades we've received. 

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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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One of 100 Great Hospitals in America

Children's National Named One of the 100 Great Hospitals in America

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Children’s National Health System was the only Washington, D.C., hospital named to Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America for the second consecutive year.

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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.

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Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Children’s National Health System named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

2017 Leapfrog Top Children's Hopsital Award

Children’s National Health System has been named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital for 2017; one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the United States and the only one in the mid-Atlantic region. This is the ninth time that Children’s National has earned this prestigious designation given to hospitals with distinct achievements in patient safety and quality including lower infection rates, decreased lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.

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