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Patient Story

After a Pioneering Procedure, Baby Bella Celebrates One Year Free of Seizures

Bella's family traveled from Iowa to Children's National Hospital because we're the only center in the world believed to treat seizures by creating carefully controlled strokes.

Washington Nationals visit


Nationals’ Gerardo Parra Brings ‘Baby Shark’ Energy to Pediatric Cancer Patients

Gerardo Parra of the Washington Nationals visited with cancer patients, signed autographs and passed out toy sharks.

Two young sisters, who are Children's National patients, hug each other and promote sharing your Children's patient journey.


Tell Us How Children's National Has Impacted You by Sharing Your Family's Story

We've launched an exciting program that allows you to share your Children’s National journey. Your story helps us educate others about the important work we do.

The doctors and nurses blew us away – they are amazing.
Read Penelope's Story

Recognized experts in pediatric health


Ranked #6 Children's Hospital and #1 for Babies

U.S. News &World Report ranks our hospital as the #6 pediatric hospital nationally. We're proud to be named #1 for newborn intensive care and have four 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.