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Committed to Children in our Community & Around the World
As the leading pediatric health system in the Washington, D.C., area, we are dedicated to caring for children and our community.
Children's National Hospital is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked #1 for newborns and we're the best pediatric hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the Mid-Atlantic. What's more, we ranked in all 10 specialties, with top 10 honors in neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and diabetes and endocrinology. This recognition of our commitment to bringing health and well-being to all children continues to inspire our teams.
As home to the Children’s National Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National receives more than 70% of its research funding from federal agencies, including 60% from the National Institutes of Health.
In 2019, the HSC Health Care System became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Children's National. It has a health plan, pediatric specialty hospital, home health agency, rehabilitative therapy centers and parent foundation that combine to serve people with complex health care needs and eliminate barriers to health services.
We’re recognized as committed advocates for children on local, state and federal health policy. In fact, we’re often the first at the table when pediatric healthcare legislation is being developed.
Facts at a Glance
Our Fast Facts provides you with everything you need to know about Children’s National – from our locations to our specialty care programs to our research initiatives.
Level 1 Surgery Verification
Children's National has attained Level 1 Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons, a distinction that recognizes surgery centers that have improved surgical quality, prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives.
Nursing's Highest Honors
Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet® hospital in 2020. Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet® status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care.