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Washingtonian Top Docs


Washingtonian Names 65 Children’s National Hospital Physicians 2019 ‘Top Doctors’

The magazine’s 2019 ‘Top Doctors’ list highlights the region’s best physicians from a wide-array of specialties as nominated by their peers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

proton beam


The Opening of the National Proton Center Offers Advanced Cancer Treatment to the Region

As one of the few proton therapy centers with a dedicated pediatric team, this technology provides safer radiation treatment that greatly reduces long-term health risks so kids can grow up stronger.

children running in race


2019 Race for Every Child Raises More Than $1.37 Million for Care and Research

This year’s race was the largest in the event’s history with 7,704 5K runners and walkers, 823 Kids Dash participants and 454 teams. Donations will be accepted through Dec 31st.

We will be forever grateful to the Children’s National NICU team for their skilled and compassionate care.
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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.