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Facts about Children's National

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Our vital stats should help you understand the scope of our regional health system and the positive impact of what we do.

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Our Patients

Our Patients

Children's National saw 230,931 patients, primarily from the Washington, D.C., metro area.

  • Patients from Washington, D.C.: 25%
  • Patients from Maryland: 57%
  • Patients from Virginia: 15%
  • Other patients: 2%

2,000 patients from 25 countries around the world sought care at Children's National through the Global Services program.

Last year, we performed:

  • 669,413 outpatient visits
  • 17,535 surgeries
  • 123,911 diagnostic imaging procedures
  • 1,250,870 lab tests

Our 6,000+ Member Team

  • Children's National employs 1,895 nurses and 610 physicians (including faculty and clinical associates).
  • At Children's, we provide pediatric training to residents, fellows and other graduate trainees each year. 
  • More than 77,000 hours of service were donated by 1,513 volunteers.

Our Research

We’re working on 1,100+ active clinical research projects at Children's National.

More than 66.22% of Children's research funding comes from federal agencies, including 56.88% from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, Children’s National ranks 7th in the nation for NIH pediatric funding. 

Children’s researchers are investigating a multitude of pediatric diseases and novel treatments, including:

  • ADHD
  • Airway and lung diseases
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries and protection
  • Childhood cancer, including blood, kidney and brain tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Drug and device development
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal medicine
  • Immune therapy
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Infectious disease
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Pain medicine
  • Renal disease
  • Renal tumors
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Urea cycle disorders



Education & Training

At Children's National, clinical training is provided to 120 pediatric residents and 170 fellows and other graduate trainees each year.

Every year, pediatric training is provided for approximately: 

  • 207 third-year medical students from George Washington University (GW)
  • 120 third-year medical students from Howard University
  • 208 fourth-year medical students from GW and other medical schools