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Awards and Recognition

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

Washingtonian Top Docs 2022
Washingtonian Names 65 Children's National Physicians to 2022 "Top Doctors" List

The magazine’s 2022 "Top Doctors" list highlights the region’s best physicians across a wide array of specialties. Our physicians were nominated by their peers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Newsweek Recognizes Children’s National as One of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals

Newsweek has named Children's National Hospital the 14th best children's hospital in the world. Their rankings intend to help families know which hospitals have the most accomplished physicians and diagnosticians and offer the highest level of care.

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Ranked #5 in the Nation and #1 for Newborn Care

Children’s National is ranked #5 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.

Sustainability Award
Children’s National Receives Sustainability Award for Reducing Anesthetic Gases

The D.C. Department of Energy & Environment has awarded Children’s National for its work in reducing anesthetic gases that contribute to ozone depletion and greenhouse warming.

Healthcare Equality Index Leader Award 2022
Human Rights Campaign Foundation Names Children's National Hospital a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

This is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

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Northern Virginia Magazine Names 104 Children's National Physicians on "Top Doctors" List

The annual "Top Doctors" list features care providers across 26 specialties who were nominated by their peers from eight local hospitals.

Washington Parent Award 2021
Washington Parent Award

We are proud to be the winner in the Washington Parent Picks for 2021 Hospital and Urgent Care Facilities category, voted on by parents in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Children's Receives AAHRPP Accreditation

Children’s has earned AAHRPP accreditation, which indicates that our organization follows rigorous standards for the ethics, quality and protection of human subjects.

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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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.

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Leaders in NIH Research Funding

Children’s National ranks #7 among pediatric institutions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. More than 70% of our overall research funding comes from federal agencies.

Bear Institute
The 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.