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Medical Coverage for Every Child

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Children’s National President Kurt Newman on why we should create a national health-care system just for children.

Meet Our 2017 Northern Virginia 'Top Doctors'

Northern Virginia Top Doctors 2017

Northern Virginia Magazine has named 64 Children’s National physicians to its 2017 list of the region’s best providers.

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Dr. Kurt Newman writes about creating an approach to pediatric health care that not only provides coverage to every child but also ensures adequate funding for essential services that meet child-specific needs.

Read Dr. Newman's Op-Ed in the Washington Post

These dedicated physicians were named for their excellence and commitment to patients, and represent 22 different specialty areas.

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

Top 20 in Every Specialty

One of Only Four Pediatric Hospitals in Nation Ranked in Top 20 in 10 Specialties

Ranked in 10 specialties

Children’s National is one of just 4 pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey.

Region's Top Doctors

Washingtonian Recognizes Children’s National “Top Doctors”

Sixty Children’s National physicians were named “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian Magazine in its 2016 list of the region’s best providers.

Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Children's National Health System Named a 2015 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

Children's National Health System Named a 2015 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

Children’s National Health System has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2015 Top Hospital, one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the United States to be named to this prestigious list.

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Read our 2014 Quality Report

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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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