What patients and families need to know
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.
Putting Children and Families at the Center of All We Do
With a health care experience designed around kids' unique needs, Children's National Hospital is the premier provider of pediatric services in the Washington, D.C., metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. 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.
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.
Quality Annual Report 2018
Keeping our patients and employees safe is one of the most important parts of our culture at Children’s National. Discover how we’re continuing to build on our safety initiatives.
Ranked #6 Nationally Among Pediatric Hospitals
Children’s National is proud to be named one of the top six pediatric hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. We are ranked #1 in neonatology and have four additional specialties ranked in the top 10.
Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is ranked #6 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings. Additionally, Children's 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.
Level 1 Surgery Verification
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.
Nursing's Highest Honors
Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet® hospital in 2015. Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet® status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care.