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Awards and Recognition

From top ranking by U.S. News & World Report to local awards for commitment to supporting a healthy community, Children’s National Health System consistently earns industry accolades and recognition.

Parents Magazine 2018 award badge  Parents Magazine Names Children's National One of the 20 Most Innovative Children's Hospitals in America

In 2018, Children's was recognized by Parents magazine for innovations including an app for patients with sickle cell anemia and a less-invasive type of surgery for children with bone tumors.

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US News Honor RollTop 5 Children’s Hospital and #1 in Neonatology

Our pediatric specialists are internationally-recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is recognized as one of the nation’s top five children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. We are ranked #1 in neonatology and have six additional specialties ranked in the top 10.

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 smiling girl  One of the 100 Great Hospitals in America

Children’s National was named to the 2018 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America for the third consecutive year.

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Magnet Award Excellence in Nursing

We're among an elite group to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital—its highest recognition.

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2017 Leapfrog Top Children's Hopsital Award

Recognized for Quality & Safety

Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2017 Top Hospital—the only children’s hospital in the northeastern United States to be named to this prestigious list and the only hospital recognized in Washington, D.C.

Learn about our quality standards

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Northern Virginia Magazine Names 44 Children’s National Physicians to 2018 “Top Doctors” List

The prestigious list includes physicians from many of Children’s nationally-ranked programs, including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neonatology, Orthopedics and Urology.

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The Region's Best Physicians

Washingtonian magazine named 57 Children's National physicians to their 2017 list of "Top Doctors." The annual list honors the D.C. region's best primary care doctors and specialists, as nominated by their peers.

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Leaders in NIH Research Funding

Children’s National ranks #7 among pediatric institutions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. In 2015, we received almost $40 million in research money from NIH. With a total of $74 million in grant support last year, we continue to advance care for children.

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Bear InstituteThe Bear Institute for Health Innovation

The Bear Institute is a first-of-its kind pediatric health information technology (IT) institute that builds innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes. 

Read about our cutting-edge technology