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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 95 Children's National Physicians on "Top Doctors" List

The annual "Top Doctors" list features care providers across 27 specialties who were nominated by their peers from eight local hospitals.

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Washingtonian Names 62 Children's National Physicians to 2020 "Top Doctors" List

The magazine’s 2020 "Top Doctors" list highlights the region’s best physicians from a wide array of specialties as nominated by their peers 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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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.

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Leaders in NIH Research Funding

Children’s National ranks #7 among pediatric institutions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. More than 70% of our overall research funding comes from federal agencies.

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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.