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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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Putting Children and Families at the Center of All We Do

With a health care experience designed around kids' unique needs, we’re 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.

Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is ranked #1 in Neonatology and one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is Magnet® designated for excellence in nursing.

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. 

Top Ten Children's Hospital

US News Honor Roll

Children’s National is proud to be named #1 for newborn intensive care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey and ranked among the Top 10 children’s hospitals overall.

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Grow Up Stronger

We’re proud to announce a new advertising campaign that speaks to the work we do, the families we support, and above all, the kids we help to have healthier futures.

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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.

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