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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.

US News Honor Roll
Nationally Ranked a Best Children’s Hospital and #1 for Newborn Care, 4 Years in a Row

Our pediatric specialists are internationally-recognized for providing the best possible care. Children's National is proud to be named one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals nationally 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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Northern Virginia Magazine Names 76 Children's National Physicians on "Top Doctors" List

The annual "Top Doctors" list features care providers across 25 specialties who were nominated by their peers from eight local hospitals.

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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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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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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 2020 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

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. 

Leapfrog 2018 award
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.

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.