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Facts about Children's National Hospital
Our vital stats should help you understand the scope of our regional health system and the positive impact of what we do. View our 2020 Children's National Hospital At a Glance (PDF) for some quick insights.
Children's National saw 237,047 patients, primarily from Maryland.
- Patients from Maryland: 58%
- Patients from Washington, D.C.: 24%
- Patients from Virginia: 15%
- Patients from other areas: 3%
2,000 patients from 25 countries around the world sought care at Children's National through the Global Services program.
Last year, we performed:
- 673,982 outpatient visits
- 17,418 surgeries
- 123,771 diagnostic imaging procedures
- 1,111,745 lab tests
- Children's National employs 1,903 nurses and 662 physicians (including faculty and clinical associates).
- At Children's, we provide pediatric training to residents, fellows and other graduate trainees each year.
- More than 113,000 hours of service were donated by 1,570 volunteers.
We’re working on 1,100+ active clinical research projects at Children's National.
More than 67% of Children's research funding comes from federal agencies, including 60% 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:
- Airway and lung diseases
- 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
- Prenatal pediatrics
- Immune therapy
- Inborn errors of metabolism
- Infectious disease
- Inflammatory disease
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Mental health
- Muscular dystrophies
- Obesity and Type 2 diabetes
- Pain medicine
- Renal disease
- Renal tumors
- Sickle cell disease
- Stem cell transplantation
- Urea cycle disorders
At Children's National, clinical training is provided to 120 pediatric residents and 172 fellows and other graduate trainees each year.
Every year, pediatric training is provided for approximately:
- 245 third-year medical students from George Washington University (GW)
- 120 third-year medical students from Howard University
- 250 fourth-year medical students from GW and other medical schools