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.

Our Mission

As the nation’s children’s hospital, Children’s National Health System aims to excel in clinical care, advocacy, research, and education. We provide a quality healthcare experience for our patients and their families. We also improve health outcomes for children and lead in the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.

Our Vision

  • 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.

Child Centered Vision

Feedback from our families helps us refine our child-centered vision, which looks at the hospital experience through a child’s eyes.

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