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Children's National remains open and fully operational during the government shutdown.

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Teenage girl wears VR headset, which uses AlgometRx technology to measure pain levels.


Children's National Researchers Seek First Objective Way to Measure Pain

Our team is testing AlgometRx Platform Technology, which aims to measure pain according to how pupils react to certain stimuli.

Former President Obama visits


Former President Barack Obama Surprises Our Patients with Holiday Visit

Bringing toys, laughter and holiday wishes, former President Barack Obama surprised patients with a visit on December 19.

Young girl


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.

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


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.

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