Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
Our Health System
We provide nationally-ranked pediatric care to children in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Our providers practice at our main hospital and 50+ locations, including both primary and specialty care. Our health system includes:
Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community.
Our hospital is renowned for its institutes and care centers, including the Children's National Heart Institute, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care, Rare Disease Institute, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Center for Hospital-Based Specialties and the Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health.
Our pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C., metropolitan area, including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. In addition, we partner with regional hospitals throughout the area to provide neonatal, cardiac and other types of specialty care.
Bear Institute for Health Innovation
The Bear Institute is a pediatric technology partnership between Children's National Hospital and Cerner that is dedicated to using health information technology to improve the quality and safety of care for children. Learn more about the Bear Institute.
This institute is the academic arm of Children's National, encompassing the translational, clinical and community research efforts of the organization. Researchers conduct and promote translational and clinical medical research programs that lead to improved understanding, prevention, treatment and care of childhood diseases. By December 2020, many of our research efforts will be located at our new Research & Innovation Campus on a nearly 12-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus. We're excited to have a home where breakthrough discoveries will be translated into better care for kids.
HSC offers a comprehensive approach to caring, serving and empowering people with disabilities. It has a health plan, pediatric specialty hospital, home health agency, rehabilitative therapy centers and parent foundation that combine to serve people with complex health care needs and eliminate barriers to health services. After years of collaboration with our organization, HSC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Children's National in 2019.
The Children’s National Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm for Children’s National. It supports doctors, nurses, clinicians and staff who are advancing pediatric medicine through expertise, innovation and excellence in care and research. It works with individual donors, corporations and community organizations that share our dedication to improving the health of children. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization exclusively dedicated to Children’s National with a gold rating from Guidestar, the nation’s premier directory of nonprofits.
Through global education, research, media, community outreach and public policy efforts, Safe Kids reaches millions of children and their families with proven, practical and lifesaving interventions. It seeks to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drowning, falls, burns and poisonings. Since its founding in 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 61 percent.
This program is a partnership between the District of Columbia's Department of Health and Children's National, whereby specialized, dedicated school nurses are placed in 110 D.C. public schools and 68 public charter schools. It advances the health and well-being, academic success and life-long achievement of students in the District of Columbia.
Get to Know Our Bear Facts
With our providers recognized for their expertise and innovation in pediatric care, Children's National Hospital offers a variety of services at our specialty and primary care locations. You'll find location information and details on our services in our Bear Facts brochure.