Our Mission & Vision

Committed to Children in our Community & Around the World

We honor a mission that goes back more than a century and embody a vision that goes forward just as far: to bring health and well-being to all children.

Children’s National Mission Statement

As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Health System is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. We accomplish this through:

  • Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families
  • Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges

Children’s National Vision Statement

As the nation's children's hospital, we will set the standard of excellence for the care of children. Our vision is:

  • To lead the nation in advancing the health and well‐being of ALL children
  • To be a premier pediatric health system, with leadership in advocacy, research, education and clinical care
  • To set the standard in delivering the highest quality care, in ways that put the child at the center

Children’s National Child-Centered Vision

By incorporating feedback from our families, we have developed our first child‐centered vision, which looks at the hospital experience through a child’s eyes.

  • Healing a child’s body, mind and spirit takes more than medicine: it takes a team to fulfill a family’s dream
  • My hospital is a bright and happy place that feels like home
  • My providers, my family and I are a team, and everyone's job is important
  • The way my hospital works is built around me
  • My providers don't all look alike
  • My hospital is my family's connection to everything I need for my health, whether they provide it or blaze trail it

To fulfill our mission to bring health and well-being to all children, we are champions for children with:

  • Kid-Focused Care in State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Pioneering Research & Innovation
  • Future-Focused Education
  • Transformational Advocacy & Community Programs