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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 is ranked the number 1 pediatric hospital in the DC-MD-VA region and one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Last year, we saw more than 219,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland and Virginia as well as from across the country and around the world.

Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care. For four years in a row, Children’s National has been ranked one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Children's National is ranked #1 in neonatology and is Magnet®-designated for excellence in nursing.

Children's National is one of only twelve children’s hospitals in the country to attain Level 1 Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons. This distinction recognizes surgery centers who have improved surgical quality, prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives.

We’ve also earned a global reputation for pioneering new therapies and treatments, including heart, cancer, neurology, and general surgery innovations. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is ranked seventh in NIH research funding for pediatric institutions. 

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.