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Participants in the Race for Every Child


Race for Every Child: 10th Anniversary Edition – Register Today

The annual 5k run/walk and Kids Dash will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15. Join us in person at Freedom Plaza or virtually from wherever you are.

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Rise and Shine

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Shots This Year

Getting a flu shot might not be at the top of your mind these days, but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, flu shots are more important than ever. Learn more about how to protect your family.

Baby in the NICU


New Collaboration Will Advance Health Equity for Newborns

The nation’s #1 ranked neonatologists from Children’s National Hospital are now providing care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Howard University Hospital. Read more about this partnership.

[Claire] is doing great...Thank you isn’t good enough, but I have no other words, so thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.
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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.