Leaders in Child Health

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.

US News Ranked in 10 specialties award 2016-2017Top 20 For Every Specialty

Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey. We’re honored to be one of just four pediatric hospitals in the country—and the only one in the region—to earn this recognition.

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smiling girl One of 100 Great Hospitals in America

Children’s National was named to the 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America for the second consecutive year.

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Magnet Award Excellence in Nursing

Children’s National is 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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Leapfrog Group 2016Recognized for Quality & Safety

Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2016 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.

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Northern Virginia Magazine has named 64 Children’s National Health System physicians to its list of 2017 “Top Doctors.”

Northern Virginia Magazine's has named 64 Children’s National Health System physicians to its list of 2017 “Top Doctors.” The physicians represent nationally-ranked programs such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Neonatology, and Neurology.

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Top Doctor 2016 LogoHome to 60 of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors

Washingtonian Magazine named 60 Children's National Health System physicians to their list of 2016 "Top Doctors." The annual list honors the DC 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 and find cures for children.

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Bear InstituteHome to the Bear Institute for Health Innovation

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

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Leaders in Care

We are consistently recognized for our expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

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