What patients and families need to know
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.