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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 Hospital consistently earns industry accolades and recognition.

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Washingtonian Recognizes 65 Children's National Physicians on 2019 'Top Doctors' List

The magazine’s 2019 ‘Top Doctors’ list highlights the region’s best doctors nominated by other physicians in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 

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Ranked #6 Nationally Among Pediatric Hospitals and #1 in Neonatology

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. We are ranked #1 in neonatology and have four additional specialties ranked in the top 10.

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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.

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Northern Virginia Magazine Names 59 Children's National Physicians "Top Doctors"

The annual "Top Doctors" list features care providers across 23 specialties who were nominated by their peers from eight local hospitals.

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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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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.

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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Recognized for Quality & Safety

Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2018 Top Hospital for excellence in quality and safety. We have been recognized with this distinction 10 times—more than any other pediatric hospital since 2007.

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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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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.