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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.

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Children's National Hospital has ranked as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation – with the #1 ranked neonatology program – by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row. 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.

We’re also 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.