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Ranked #1 for Babies

US News Honor Roll and Neonatology

Children’s National is ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in every specialty.

Race for Every Child

Race for Every Child

Join the Race for Every Child & Kids Dash on Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C., and help kids grow up stronger.

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In addition to earning a #1 ranking in Neonatology, we ranked in the top 10 in Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Nephrology. These rankings are a testament to our pediatric care experts and their commitment to children and their families.

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Register today for the Race for Every Child on Saturday, October 21 at Freedom Plaza. A 5K Run/Walk and 100-yard Kids Dash in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Race for Every Child unites our community to make a difference for children. Be a part of this fun-filled day so Children’s National can help even more children grow up stronger.

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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.

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.

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Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Children's National Health System Named a 2016 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

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Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2016 Top Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the Northeastern United States to be named to this prestigious list and the only hospital recognized in Washington, DC.

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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. Learn about our Research