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First Lady reads to children

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First Lady Mrs. Trump Brings Holiday Cheer to Families at Children’s National

On December 13, the First Lady was joined by Santa and two patient escorts as she spread holiday cheer and read “Oliver the Ornament.”

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Children’s National Breaks Ground on One-of-a-Kind Research and Innovation Hub

Located at the former Walter Reed campus, the hub will include a research and innovation building, an outpatient care center and a conference theater.

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Light Up Dr. Bear for Kids at Children’s National During the Holiday Season

Your life-changing gift will light up special Dr. Bears in our hospital and across the region, brightening the day of kids and families receiving care.

The responsiveness of the staff at Children's National has been a stabilizing force in our family.
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Recognized experts in pediatric health

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Ranked #5 Children’s Hospital in the Nation and #1 for Babies

U.S. News & World Report ranks our hospital as one of the top 5 pediatric hospitals in the nation. We’re proud to be named #1 for newborn intensive care and have six additional specialties ranked in the top 10.

Leap Frog Award

Leapfrog Group Top Hospital for 2018

We have been recognized by the Leapfrog Group 10 times for excellence in quality and safety. We have received this distinction more than any other pediatric hospital since 2007.

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.