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 Health System consistently earns industry accolades and recognition.
| ||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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|Top 5 Children’s Hospital and #1 in Neonatology|
Our pediatric specialists are internationally-recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is recognized as one of the nation’s top five children’s hospitals 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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| || 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.
Learn why we made the list
| 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 2017 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.
Learn about our quality standards
|Northern Virginia Magazine Names 44 Children’s National Physicians to 2018 “Top Doctors” List|
The prestigious list includes physicians from many of Children’s nationally-ranked programs, including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neonatology, Orthopedics and Urology.
See the full list of doctors
| ||The Region's Best Physicians|
Washingtonian magazine named 57 Children's National physicians to their 2017 list of "Top Doctors." The annual list honors the D.C. 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 for children.
Learn more about our NIH-funded programs
|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.
Read about our cutting-edge technology