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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 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.
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.
Nationally Ranked a Best Children's Hospital, 4 Years in a Row
Children's National Hospital is proud to be named one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report. We are ranked #1 in neonatology and have six additional specialties ranked in the top 10.
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 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.
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 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.