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Unmanaged Asthma Takes Its Toll on Low-Income DC Children and Families - April 16, 2014
Healthcare providers, schools, government officials, and policymakers must undertake a powerful, coordinated response to overcome challenges faced by growing numbers of low-income children in Washington, DC suffering with unmanaged asthma.  Eighteen percent of children in DC are reported to have asthma, with a national rate of 9.5 percent.  Asthma is three times as common in African-Americans than whites.  Additionally, visits to Emergency Departments (ED) for uncontrolled asthma occur ten times more frequently in DC’s low-income neighborhoods than the more affluent.

New Method of Screening Children for Autism Spectrum Disorders Works at 9 Months Old, Year Sooner than Average Screening Age - April 14, 2014
Researchers, including a team from Children’s National Health System, have identified head circumference and head tilting reflex as two reliable biomarkers in the identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children that are between 9 and 12 months of age.

Children’s National Intervention Found Effective in Treating Growing Population of Children with Autism - April 9, 2014

Nearly half, or 46 percent, of children identified with autism spectrum disorders had above average or average intellectual disability compared to just 33 percent a decade ago, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



Children’s National Researchers Receive Nearly $2 Million NIH Grant for Pediatric Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment Innovations - April 8, 2014
A $1.92 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was awarded to a research team that focuses on new approaches for treatment of relapsed pediatric acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), led by Yang Liu, PhD, Bosworth Chair and Director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR)  at Children’s Research Institute of Children’s National Health System, and  Reuven Schore, MD, member of CCIR and attending physician in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Program of the Division of Oncology of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Children’s National in Partnership to Distribute Hearing Aids for Kids - April 3, 2014
Children’s National Health System is included in a network of hospitals distributing hearing aids through a partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) for patients with brain tumors and other forms of childhood cancer.

Children’s National SCORE Program Director Strengthens Advocacy for Youth Sports Safety, Concussion Awareness - April 2, 2014
As an advocate for improved concussion education and training nationwide, Gerard Gioia, PhD, Director of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National, testified before Congress this month and has other speaking engagements  in his effort to improve awareness of, and action on, concussions.

Children’s Leader Named Key Advisor to National Brain Tumor Society Initiative - March 19, 2014
Roger Packer, MD, Senior VP at Children’s National, named key advisor to National Brain Tumor Society initiative that seeks to carry out research and drug development to overcome barriers to better treatments for children with pediatric brain cancer.

Researchers Stress the Need to Strengthen Pediatric Clinical Trials Infrastructure - March 13, 2014
Strengthening the infrastructure required to conduct pediatric research is essential for obtaining information needed for the medical care and treatment of children, wrote Children’s National Health System’s Director of the Office of Innovation Development, Edward M. Connor, MD, MBE, the lead author of the article “Meeting the Demand for Pediatric Clinical Trials,” published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Children’s National Receives Award for Health Website - March 12, 2014
Children's National Health System receives Healthy Communities Achievement Award from the Healthy Communities Institute for its work on the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative and the creation of the DC Health Matters website.

Study Led by Children’s National Author Finds Increased Gender Variance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD - March 12, 2014
John F. Strang, PsyD, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Health System, and colleagues, found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to exhibit gender variance, the wish to be the other gender, than children with no neurodevelopmental disorder, or a medical neurodevelopmental disorder such as epilepsy or neurofibromatosis.

Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH, of Children’s National’s Emergency Department tells NPR about Innovative Guidelines to Manage Concussions in Children - March 11, 2014
Shireen Atabaki  MD, MPH, an Emergency Medicine physician at Children’s National Health System and an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency at the George Washington University– along with colleagues – have initiated go-to guidelines to revolutionize early recognition and management of concussion in children in the emergency department (ED).

Dr. Catherine Bollard Named Associate Editor of Blood, Journal of the American Society of Hematology - March 4, 2014
Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, a senior scientist in Children’s National Health System’s Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute, has been named Associate Editor of Blood, which is the journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

Robert Avery, DO, MSCE, Studies Innovations to Improve Vision in Children with Tumors - February 28, 2014
Robert Avery, DO, MSCE, of Children’s National Health System and colleagues are establishing innovative approaches with technology and medication to improve the vision of young children who have visual pathway glioma, a type of brain tumor.

Children’s National team alerts FDA to improper antibiotics sales - February 28, 2014
Scott A. Norton, MD, MPH, chief of dermatology at Children’s National Health System, and two medical students working with him identified improper sales of antibiotics without prescriptions in neighborhood grocery stores in the Washington, DC, area.  Their work prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  to warn consumers about the drugs.

Amy and Bret Baier Receive Inaugural Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy - February 21, 2014
Children’s National Health System today awarded Amy and Bret Baier the inaugural Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy.

Swaddling: Unexpected Deaths Are Uncommon but Safe Sleep Precautions Still Vital - February 7, 2014
A study from Children’s National Health System is breaking ground in trying to understand the safety of wearable blankets and swaddle wraps, an area where there is currently minimal data.

Study Identifies Protein to Repair Damaged Brain Tissue in MS - February 6, 2014
Researchers have found a "potentially novel therapeutic target" to reduce the rate of deterioration and to promote growth of brain cells damaged by multiple sclerosis.

Children’s National’s Husband Wife Neuro Team Uses Novel MRI Technology to Identify Early Fetal Brain Development - February 4, 2014
A husband and wife team at Children’s National Health System focuses on identifying the earliest signs of impaired fetal brain development in high-risk pregnancies in order to develop the safest management plans for pregnancy and the earliest hours and days after birth.

Sheikh Zayed Institute Leads Consortium Planning $250,000 Awards for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices - January 13, 2014
The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation, led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering,  has announced plans to award $250,000 to individuals and companies seeking to commercialize medical devices for use in children.

Psychologist Leads Study on Advance Care Planning Conversations With Teens - January 9, 2014
A new study led by Maureen Lyon, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Health Psychologist at Children’s National Health System, shows that the Family-Centered Advance Care Planning for Teens with Cancer (FACE-TC) intervention is "extremely effective" in navigating sensitive conversations about future medical treatment and end-of-life care.

Children’s National Health System Dedicates Gilbert Family Professorships in Neurofibromatosis - January 8, 2014
Children’s National Health System today installed Roger J. Packer, MD, and Yuan Zhu, PhD, as the inaugural Gilbert Family Professors in Neurofibromatosis.

Children’s National Psychologists Receive $485,000 Award for Innovative Research in Sickle Cell Disease - January 7, 2014
Steven J. Hardy, PhD, and Kristina K. Hardy, PhD, received Doris Duke Innovations award of more than $400,000 for their unfolding research into whether computerized cognitive training programs used on a mobile app can help children with sickle cell disease overcome memory and attention deficits.

Children’s National Neuroscience Targets Brain Injury Complications - January 6, 2014
A team led by Vittorio Gallo, PhD  Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Health System and professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine Receives $2.2M Award for Asthma Studies - January 6, 2014


Flu Resource Center - Guides and Tips to Keep Families Healthy - December 30, 2013
Children’s National has put together this flu resource center so you have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the flu.

Children’s National Health System Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama - December 16, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and staff today at Children’s National Health System. 

Children's National Medical Center Receives 'A' Bond Rating - December 11, 2013
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the rating on Children's National Medical Center’s outstanding debt to 'A' from 'A-'.

Flu Resource Center - Guides and Tips to Keep Families Healthy - December 9, 2013
Children’s National has put together this flu resource center so you have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the flu.

Children’s National Division Chief Co-Authors Article on Pediatric Emergency Care - December 4, 2013
Children’s National’s Division Chief of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services, James Chamberlain, MD, is the lead author of an article published in the journal Health Affairs titled, “Emergency Care for Children in the United States.” The article advocates for federal research dollars and changes at the national level to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care and promote best practices.

Children’s National Researcher Authors Study on Pediatric Brain Stem Tumors - December 3, 2013
Children’s National researcher, Javad Nazarian, PhD, authored a new study entitled, “Comparative Multidimensional Molecular Analyses of Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Reveals Distinct Molecular Subtypes.”

Children’s National Researcher Receives Grant for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research - November 27, 2013
Javad Nazarian, PhD, a researcher with Children's Research Institute (CRI) at Children’s National,  is the recipient of a $99,979 grant from the DIPG Collaborative for his proposal entitled, “Comparative Proteomic and RNA Sequencing of DIPGs.” The DIPG Collaborative is a leading association of foundations funding pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) research.

Children’s National Applauds IOM Report on Sports Concussions in Youth: It’s Time for a Culture Change - October 31, 2013
Children’s National Health System praised the new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, which urges a number of steps to fill existing knowledge gaps and to change the culture of youth sports regarding concussions.

Kathleen Gorman Named by Becker’s Hospital Review to “Women Leaders to Know” - October 29, 2013
Kathleen Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services for Children’s National Health System, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.”

Dr. Joseph Wright Receives AAP-Section on Emergency Medicine Distinguished Service Award - October 28, 2013
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National Health System, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine.

Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, named President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 25, 2013
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently welcomed Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, as the organization’s newest president during AACAP’s 60th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Laura Tosi, MD, Installed as 2013-14 President of Medical Society of DC - October 24, 2013
Laura L. Tosi, MD, of Children’s National Health System, was installed as the 2013-2014 President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, at the Society’s October 23 annual meeting.

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 23, 2013
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Health System will present at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 26 – 29 in Orlando. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant topics for child health practitioners.

Children’s National Researcher Co-authors Study on Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care - October 23, 2013
Children’s National pediatrician and researcher, Lisa Tuchman, MD, MPH, co-authored a new study on cystic fibrosis (CF) care that found patients had a less rapid decline in pulmonary function and no other significant health-related changes after transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

Children’s National Nurse Named Magnet Nurse of the Year® in Empirical Outcomes - October 22, 2013
For her work at Children’s National Health System, Elizabeth Mikula, MSN, RN, CPN, has received the 2013 Magnet Nurse of the Year Award® in Empirical Outcomes.
The National Magnet Nurse of the Year Awards® are presented annually by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Children’s National CEO: Despite Challenges, Children’s Hospitals Should Strive for “What’s Possible” - October 10, 2013
Despite the challenges that hospitals and health systems face, children’s hospitals must continue to think big about what’s possible for kids, said Dr. Kurt D. Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Health System of Washington, D.C. Newman addressed more than 1,000 hospital leaders, corporate and media partners, philanthropists, and fundraisers at the annual “Celebration” conference at the Walt Disney World® Resort’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, MD, Immunology Expert, Joins Children’s National - October 9, 2013
Children’s National Health System announced the appointment of Catherine M. Bollard, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, as a senior scientist in the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute, a member of the Division of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the Immunology Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Children's National and Inova Health Systems Collaborate in Pediatric Specialty Care - September 30, 2013
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia begins operations today as a collaboration between Children's National and Inova. Designed to make pediatric specialty care more accessible to families in Virginia, the specialty practice offers pediatric services in:  Oncology and Hematology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Nephrology, and Orthopaedics. Additional services will be added in the coming year.

Children’s National Nurses Receive Two of 10 Washingtonian 2013 Nursing Excellence Awards - September 30, 2013
Nurses at Children’s National Health System have received two of the 10 Excellence in Nursing Awards for 2013 from Washingtonian magazine. The two Children’s National recipients are Christy Baxter, MSN, MHA, RN, CPN, BA, a Clinical Manager in Pain Medicine, and Lindsey Kennedy, BSN, RN, CPHON, a nurse in the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

Mark L. Batshaw honored with the Marion Kingsbury Award for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Achievement from The Kingsbury Center - September 27, 2013
Children’s Physician-in-Chief Mark L. Batshaw, MD, was honored with the Marion Kingsbury Award for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Achievement from The Kingsbury Center during the Center’s 75th Anniversary Awards Gala. Dr. Batshaw was one of four award recipients, each of whom has made significant contributions in the field of learning and developmental differences. 

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National Receives FDA Grant To Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium - September 26, 2013
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System has received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to form the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation.

Children’s National and Cerner Collaborate in First Pediatric Health Information Technology Institute in the Country - September 25, 2013
Children’s National Health System and information technology leader Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) today announced the formation of The Bear Institute, a joint effort that will be the first exclusively pediatric health informatics institute in the nation.

Gerard R. Martin, MD, Co-Authors Letter in Lancet Urging Congenital Heart Defect Screening in Europe - September 23, 2013
Gerard R. Martin, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease at Children’s National Medical Center, is the senior author of a letter published in The Lancet urging implementation of routine critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) screening for newborns across Europe.

Children’s National’s Immunization Improvement Program Receives PhRMA 2013 Research & Hope Award - September 19, 2013


Children’s National Receives Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Study New Behavioral Treatment for Low-Income Children with ADHD and Autism - September 18, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has been approved to receive a research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study a new treatment for low-income children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

New Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise in Early Study Led by Children’s National - September 17, 2013
A preclinical study led by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center has found that a new oral drug shows early promise for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Children’s National Awarded NIH Grant to Study Potentially Safer Anesthesia Method - September 13, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has received a five-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Yuan Zhu Joins Children’s National as Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute Scientific Director - September 11, 2013
Yuan Zhu, PhD, has joined the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center as Scientific Director and The Gilbert Family Professor of Neurofibromatosis Research for the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis (NF) Institute.

Children’s National Receives NIH Grant to Further Research Prenatal Brain Injury - September 6, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify reliable early signs of prenatal brain injury caused by congenital heart disease.

Children's National to Issue Consensus Paper on Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Device Development - August 29, 2013
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center is facilitating an international consensus paper as an outcome of its International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Children’s National Study Finds That Apoptosis Triggers Replication of Common Viruses - August 27, 2013
Researchers from Children’s National Medical Center have found that an alternate, “escape” replication process triggered by apoptosis—the process of cell death or “cell suicide”—appears to be common in human herpesviruses (HHV).

Linda Talley Named Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s National Medical Center - August 2, 2013
Linda B. Talley, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Children’s National Medical Center. In her new role, she will oversee Nursing at Children’s National and hold responsibility for advancing nursing practice, research, and for supporting the Children's National commitment to exceptional patient care.

Children’s National Announces Collaborative Service in Pediatric Radiation Oncology - August 2, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center announced plans to create a collaborative new service with Sibley Memorial Hospital for pediatric radiation oncology. A Certificate of Need application will be filed in September, and if approved, the program could start as early as 2014.

Children’s National Medical Center First Medical Institution Awarded Washington, DC, Mayor’s Sustainability Award - July 26, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center became the first medical institution in Washington, DC, to be presented the Mayor’s Sustainability Award for demonstrating outstanding achievements and leadership in sustainable practices.

Children’s National Appoints Naomi Luban, MD, as Institutional Review Board Chair - July 23, 2013
Naomi L. C. Luban, MD, has been named Chair of the Institutional Review Board and Medical Director of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects at Children’s National Medical Center.

#GamifyAsthma Design Challenge - July 16, 2013
As part of its summer program, Health for America is pleased to announce the #GamifyAsthma Design Challenge in partnership with Children’s National Medical Center. The goal of this hackathon-style challenge is to create a game that appeals to children ages 5-12, and encourages those with asthma to use their inhalers.

New Videos in Five Languages Teach Parents about Newborn Screening for Heart Defects - July 15, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center, through support from Baby’s First Test, has created videos in five languages to help new and expectant parents learn the importance of screening newborns for potentially critical heart disease.

Charles Berul, MD, Named Co-Director of Children’s National Heart Institute - July 2, 2013
Charles I. Berul, MD, has been named Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center.

NIH Science Education Leader Visits Children’s National - June 28, 2013
Celebration Caps Science Education Programs for DC and Prince George’s Students, Teachers

A Web Portal Measures Health Needs in Washington, DC - June 26, 2013
Today marks the release of two important community health resources for Washington, DC: a citywide community health needs assessment and an interactive community health web portal, DC Health Matters. 

International Study on Fragile Newborns Challenges Current Practices - June 20, 2013
One of the largest clinical trials done in infants with congenital (present at birth) heart diseases, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the increasingly common practice of using the drug clopidogrel (Plavix®) to reduce shunt-related blood flow issues is not effective in the dose studied.

Children’s National Researchers Contribute to Major Study Evaluating Implantable Defibrillators in Children - June 18, 2013
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) treatment for children and young adults is limited by the short lifespan of the leads—wires that connect the device to specific places in the heart—according to a major international study.

Children’s National Staff Contribute to National Recommendations on Screening All Newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease - June 17, 2013
Gerard R. Martin, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease at Children’s National Medical Center, is the lead author of new national recommendations for implementing routine screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in newborns.

Children’s National Presents First Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation - June 14, 2013
Children’s National has presented its inaugural Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation to Heung Bae Kim, MD, of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Delaying High School Start Times: Children’s National Developing a "Blueprint for Change” for Fairfax County Public Schools - June 14, 2013
In order to help students get the sleep they need to perform at their best and optimize their health, Children’s National Medical Center’s Division of Sleep Medicine has been contracted by the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia to develop a plan to delay high schools’ start time to 8 am or later. 

U.S.News & World Report: Children’s National Medical Center Again Ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals - June 11, 2013
Children's National is proud to once again be ranked as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in its 2013-2014 America’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Children’s National is nationally ranked as a best pediatric hospital in all 10 specialties for the third year in a row!

Robert Keating, MD, Edits New Edition of Leading Textbook on Pediatric Brain Tumors - June 7, 2013
Washington, DC—Robert F. Keating, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery at Children’s National Medical Center, is the principal editor of the second edition of the leading textbook, Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System. The book is published by Thieme Medical Publishers.

New Sleep Medicine Space at Children’s National Features Greater Flexibility and Technology - May 31, 2013
Today, Children’s National Medical Center opened a new space for the Division of Sleep Medicine that features new rooms, equipment, technology, and clinical capabilities.

International Study Shows Improved Survival Rates through Longer Treatment for Children with Langerhans Cell Hystiocytosis - May 29, 2013
A new international study finds that prolonged, intense initial treatment in children with multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis (MS-LCH) can achieve survival rates as high as 84 percent—a full 15 percent improvement over the previous clinical trial in this series.

Pediatric Cardiologist Charles Berul Contributes to Important Study of Sports Safety and Implantable Defibrillators - May 24, 2013
Charles I. Berul, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Children’s National Medical Center, has contributed to an important new study about the safety of vigorous or competitive sports for athletes with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The study was published in the May 21 edition of the American Heart Association’s flagship journal, Circulation.

Depression Common among Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - May 24, 2013
A new study led by Jay Salpekar, MD, Director, Neurobehavior Program at Children’s National Medical Center, determined that children and adolescents with seizures involving the temporal lobe are likely to have clinically significant behavioral problems and psychiatric illness, especially depression.

American Psychiatric Association Honors Paramjit Joshi, MD, with Special Commendation - May 22, 2013
The American Psychiatric Association has presented Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, with a Special Presidential Commendation. Dr. Joshi is the Chair of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Psychiatry and Psychology programs at Children’s National Medical Center.

Children’s National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development - May 21, 2013
Medical device development is the focus of an up-coming symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center. 

More than Half of Top Physician Societies Factor Costs into Clinical Guidance - May 17, 2013
Slightly more than half of major physician societies explicitly consider cost when developing their clinical guidance, according to a study published May 6 online in JAMA Internal Medicine. A few intentionally exclude cost from consideration, but many do not address cost at all.

Children’s National Medical Center Earns National Respiratory Care Distinction - May 9, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Children’s National Appoints Mark Batshaw, MD, to New Physician-in-Chief Post - May 7, 2013
Mark L. Batshaw, MD, has been appointed to the new position of Physician-in-Chief at Children’s National Medical Center. The goal of this position is to optimize synergies at Children's National across patient care, research, and education.

Children and Teens in Emergency Departments Who Are at Risk for Suicide: Nearly 20% Have Access to Guns - May 6, 2013
Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide by emergency department care teams report that there are guns in their homes. This is according to a study presented today by Stephen Teach, MD, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Family-Centered Rounds Improve Education and Quality of Care for Pediatric Residents - May 3, 2013
While many academic hospitals have adopted family-centered rounds, little is known about how this practice helps residents and their education. A team from Children’s National Medical Center along with Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, sought to conduct focus groups with pediatric residents who were exposed to family-centered rounds and determine its effectiveness. 

Children’s National Staff Recognized by the Academic Pediatric Association for Excellence in Research and Teaching - May 2, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center physicians are receiving prestigious awards from the Academic Pediatric Association. Ellie Hamburger, MD, and Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, will receive the 2013 Teaching Program Award for their program, the Children’s Academic Pediatric Educators.

Japanese Delegation of Pediatric Researchers and Clinicians Visit Children's National - May 1, 2013
A delegation from the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) in Tokyo, Japan, is spending several days with Children's National Medical Center counterparts to advance ongoing dialogue around best practices in pediatric care and research. 

Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies Conference - April 30, 2013
More than 120 pediatricians and researchers from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, which runs from May 4 through May 7 in Washington, DC.

Pediatric Oncologist Gregory Reaman, MD, Honored with ASPHO Distinguished Career Award - April 29, 2013
Gregory H. Reaman, MD, Associate Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s  Office of Hematology and Oncology Products, and a Children’s National Medical Center Oncology faculty member, has received the 2013 Distinguished Career Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). 

NIH and Children’s National Partner in New Cardiac Intervention Suite - April 26, 2013
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is partnering with Children’s National Medical Center to establish a new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to pediatric cardiac imaging and intervention. This collaboration brings NHLBI’s extensive experience in cardiac imaging to Children’s renowned clinical program.

Children's National Celebrates Earth Day and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - April 26, 2013
Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO, Children's National, joins daughters and sons of staff members for a joint celebration of Earth Day and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. 

Children’s National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations - April 19, 2013
There is a critical unmet need in the United States and around the world for the development of pediatric medical devices, with support coming only from a scarce number of available grants and some private investments and philanthropy. 


National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Discusses “Exceptional Opportunities for Biomedical Research” at Children’s National Medical Center - April 18, 2013
Speaking about “Exceptional Opportunities for Biomedical Research,” National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, addressed faculty and staff at Children’s National Medical Center.

Study: First Comprehensive Review of Social Media as a Tool in Medicine - April 11, 2013
As technology and social media continually change the way people live their lives, healthcare professionals are trying to understand how this medium can help them treat and interact with patients and communities. 

Children’s National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex - April 3, 2013
Pediatric pain medicine program uses revolutionary “distract, measure, treat” approach to tackle pain in children.

Collaborations Forged to Create Innovative Solutions to Children’s Health Issues - April 3, 2013
Virginia Tech, Children’s National Medical Center, and the George Washington University have partnered in a unique program to create research breakthroughs in children’s health.

Gerard Gioia, PhD, Contributes to Updated Sports Related Concussion Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology - March 20, 2013
Updated sports-related concussion guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) draw on work done by Gerard Gioia, PhD, Chief of  Neuropsychology at Children’s National and internationally recognized in concussion research and clinical care. The updated guidelines confirm best practices in place at Children’s National.

First-of-its-Kind Study Shows Teens with Cancer Benefit From Family-Centered Advance Care Planning - March 18, 2013
For teenagers with cancer, advance care planning helps families understand the wishes of these young, sometimes very ill patients and may help them navigate difficult healthcare decisions, according to a new study published online first by JAMA Pediatrics.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Richard Jonas, MD, Honored with 2013 Gibbon Award and a Scientific Journal Tribute - March 15, 2013
Richard A. Jonas, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Children’s National Heart Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, has received the prestigious Gibbon Award from the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT).

Children’s National and Inova Forge Joint Venture to Provide Specialty Care to Northern Virginia Families - March 1, 2013
Children’s National Medical Center and Inova announced today the formation of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, LLC.

Children’s National Cardiology Team Travels to South Africa for World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery - February 20, 2013
Several members of the Children’s National team traveled to South Africa to attend the 6th World Congress Pediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa, hosted by the South African Heart Association.

Children’s National Welcomes Drs. Hubbard and Tucker-Powell to Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A) - February 14, 2013
Effective this week, the pediatric practice run by Angela Hubbard, MD, and Danita Tucker-Powell, MD, has become part of Children’s Pediatricians and Associates (CP&A).

New Members Named to Children’s National Medical Center Boards - January 18, 2013
New officers and members have been named to the Children’s National Medical Center governing boards. Children’s National includes several corporate entities, each with its own board. 

Inauguration Day: Visiting Information - January 17, 2013
Monday, January 21, is Inauguration Day and Children’s National expects the main campus may be affected by the increased traffic and road closures, as a result of the events in the downtown Washington, DC, area.

Children’s National Calls for Improved Pediatric Mental Health Treatment - January 16, 2013
Kurt Newman, MD, a pediatric surgeon and President and Chief Executive of Children’s National Medical Center responds to White House actions and task force on gun violence recommendations.

Children’s National Names Two Chief Medical Officers - January 3, 2013
Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA, FAAP, and David Wessel, MD, have been named joint Chief Medical Officers of Children’s National Medical Center. The dual appointment addresses the complexities of the evolving healthcare landscape and positions Children’s National to lead in population health management. 

Rheumatic Heart Disease Research from Children’s National Named Top 10 Advance in Heart Disease/Stroke Research for 2012 - December 21, 2012
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association named a study from pediatric cardiologists at Children’s National Medical Center as one of the top 10 advances in heart and stroke research for 2012. 





Condolences from our CEO - December 19, 2012


Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise - December 18, 2012
Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

Children’s National Medical Center Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama - December 14, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and staff at Children’s National Medical Center today. The tradition of First Lady visits dates back more than 60 years. Accompanying the First Lady today, was the family dog, Bo. Mrs. Obama toured the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, where she met patients and families, as well as doctors, nurses, and other Children’s National staff.

Important Parking Changes on the Main Campus: Effective Saturday, December 15 (3am- 2pm) - December 14, 2012


Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.

Children’s National Named a 2012 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 4, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the country named to the Leapfrog Group’s 2012 Top Hospitals List.

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National launches first child health focused crowdfunding website - November 28, 2012
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center launched the first child health focused crowdfunding website this week.

Phillip L. Pearl, MD, Edits Two New Books on Epilepsy - November 27, 2012
The convergence of research in neurogenetics, metabolism, and imaging has dramatically advanced the diagnoses, treatment, and management of epilepsy.

Andrea Gropman, MD, Named Division Chief of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics - November 8, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has named Andrea Gropman, MD, as Chief of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics, a division created to reflect advances in genetics research and its translational applications to patient care in neurological injury and disorders, including developmental delays.

Children’s National’s David Wessel Receives American Heart Association’s Meritorious Achievement Award - November 7, 2012

Dr. Wessel is honored for his pioneering career in the field of pediatric cardiac critical care.



New ICNP Catalogue advances nurses knowledge and practice of pain management in children - November 6, 2012
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is delighted to announce the release of a new publication, Pediatric Pain Management, in partnership with the Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, DC, in the United States.

Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the 2012 Child Neurology Society Bernard Sachs Award - November 2, 2012
Roger J. Packer, MD, Senior Vice President of the Center for Neurosciences and Behavioral Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, was honored today by the Child Neurology Society (CNS) with the Bernard Sachs Award, the society’s highest honor.

Children's Team Recognized for 'Braving the Storm', Keeping Patients Safe - November 1, 2012
Children's National's President and CEO Kurt Newman, MD, shares a special message of thanks to the employees who worked overnight to ensure the best care for our patients during Monday's hurricane.

Carol Keese, MBA, Joins Children's National as Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing - October 26, 2012
Carol Keese, MBA, has been named Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Children’s National Medical Center, effective October 29. 

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 19, 2012
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 20 – 23 in New Orleans.

Children’s National Medical Center Programs Recognized for Community Service and Environmental Excellence by DC Hospital Association - October 19, 2012
Last night, Children’s National Environmental Sustainability program and IMPACT DC were honored at the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s 34th Annual Banquet. Both programs were recognized for a commitment to supporting and growing a healthy community in the Washington, DC area.

Kathy Ann Sheehy, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, Wins National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award - October 16, 2012
Children’s National applauds a leader in family-centered care.

Kidney Transplant Program at Children’s National Recognized with Silver Award from HHS - October 16, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center is among only nine children’s hospitals recently recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its Kidney Transplantation program.

Children’s National Physician Honored for Work in Pediatric Hematology and Transfusion Medicine Research - October 8, 2012
Dr. Naomi Luban Receives Award and Speaks to the Past, Present, and Future of Pediatric Research in Transforming Scientific and Clinical Field.

Children’s National researchers discover a mechanism of tumor ganglioside inhibition of killer T-cells - October 1, 2012
A multi-disciplinary research team at Children’s National Medical Center has identified gangliosides as another piece in the puzzle around why the body’s natural immune system, led by CD8+ T-cells, or “killer white blood cells,” is unable to effectively combat tumors.

Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD, Named Director of Center for Translational Sciences and Director, Principal Investigator for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute - September 6, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD, as the Director of the Center for Translational Science within Children’s Research Institute and the principal investigator of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN).

Children’s National Launches Texting Program for Surgery Patients - September 5, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center is implementing an SMS notification service for families whose children are undergoing surgical procedures.

Children’s National Unveils Kosher Pantry - August 31, 2012
New facility made possible in partnership with Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington.

Study Finds Association between Lower Bone Density and Vitamin D Deficiency in African American Children with Forearm Fractures - August 28, 2012
Pediatrics study is first to show association of vitamin D deficiency with increased odds for forearm fracture.

Children’s National Names Joseph L. Wright as Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer - August 28, 2012
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, has been named the Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer of Children’s National Medical Center, effective September 1.

Children’s National Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center moves locations and will reopen August 28 - August 27, 2012
To better meet the needs of patients and families, the Children’s National Medical Center Northern Virginia Regional Outpatient Center (ROC) and Neurosurgery office this week transitioned to a new, state-of-the-art facility less than a mile from their current locale. 

Children’s National Appoints New Chief of Surgery - August 13, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has named Timothy Kane, MD, as Chief of the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Kane has been at Children’s National since August of 2010. He is an internationally known pediatric surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive techniques.

Children’s CEO: Changing the future of health means thinking like a pediatrician - August 13, 2012
In a speech before key government leaders of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, Children’s CEO Kurt Newman, MD, discussed how the mindset of a pediatrician—thinking forward to prevent disease upstream before It starts—will be the key to a new kind of health care for the people of the world.

New Study Finds External Stimulation Impacts White Matter Development in the Postnatal Brain - August 13, 2012
A team at Children’s National Medical Center has found that external stimulation has an impact on the postnatal development of a specific region of the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study used sensory deprivation to look at the growth and collection of NG2-expressing oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (NG2 cells) in the sensory cortex of the brain. This type of research is part of the Center for Neuroscience Research focus on understanding the development and treatment of white matter diseases. 

Children’s National Names Darryl Varnado as Chief People Officer - August 9, 2012
Darryl Varnado has been named Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Children’s National Medical Center, effective August 27. This is a newly created position developed by Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO. Responsibilities of the Chief People Officer will include empowering a talented workforce to advance the organization and provide the highest quality care to patients and families.

Early Study Shows Sleeve Gastrectomy is Safe Alternative to Gastric Bypass for Adolescents with Morbid Obesity - August 3, 2012
A new study published in the journal Surgery suggests that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical alternative to the well-known gastric bypass procedure for weight-loss surgery, offers fewer complications and maintains the weight loss and other related benefits of bariatric surgery when used in adolescent patients.

Study: Most SIDS-Related Online Content Is Inaccurate - August 2, 2012


Children’s National Names Kathleen E. Chavanu Gorman as Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services - August 2, 2012


Children’s National Names Elizabeth Flury as Chief Strategy Officer - July 31, 2012


Children’s Joins in Recommending Ways to Monitor Graft-Versus-Host Disease - July 12, 2012


Virginia Launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Initiative for Newborns - June 29, 2012


Children’s National Medical Center and Baby’s First Test Join Forces to Advance Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns - June 28, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center and Baby’s First Test released two videos on screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry (pulse ox) in newborns. The videos, produced for parents and clinicians respectively, were designed to forward knowledge about the test.

Echocardiogram Screenings are Effective in Preventing Rheumatic Heart Disease - June 12, 2012
Washington, DC—Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect three times as many cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as clinical examinations, offering a novel approach in preventing this common disease, according to a new study in Circulation

Award for Innovative Abstract in Pediatric Surgery Presented at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting - June 7, 2012


Children’s National Receives Accreditation for Imaging Services - June 6, 2012


Majority of Families in Urban Areas Have Access to Internet - June 5, 2012


U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - June 5, 2012


Children’s National Receives ACGME’s Highest Institutional Evaluation - May 16, 2012
Children’s National recently hosted the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a successful institutional review, and received the maximum evaluation possible for the institutional accreditation.

Children’s National welcomes new faculty of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation - May 7, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has appointed several faculty to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Children’s National Medical Center among Featured Exhibitors at USA Science & Engineering Festival - May 4, 2012
Over the course of three days, Children’s National engaged more than 9,000 visitors in learning about the human body through art-focused activities and hands-on learning about topics including asthma, obesity, bullying, bone health, and surgery.

Roger J. Packer, MD, Co-Authors New Neuro-Oncology Textbook - May 3, 2012
Streamlined format makes best practices accessible

Children’s National Recognizes World Asthma Day - May 1, 2012
Programs highlight asthma awareness and care in the metropolitan region

Children’s National Experts Presenting at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Conference - April 30, 2012
Topics includes innovative education methods, managing viral infections, improving quality care in Emergency Departments

Children’s National Medical Center Honored for Nursing Excellence - April 20, 2012
All three critical care units receive Beacon Award

Children’s National Researchers Identify a New Trigger for Alternate Reproduction Pathway of HIV-related Cancer Virus - April 17, 2012
Findings show that Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus senses and reacts to a host cell’s impending death

Children’s National Disappointed in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Veto of Newborn Heart Disease Screening Legislation - April 10, 2012
Medical Center Joins Virginia Chapters of American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics in Expressing Disappointment

Anthony Sandler, MD, Named Senior Vice President of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care - April 3, 2012
“The tradition of delivering the very best in surgical care continues with Dr. Sandler’s appointment to Senior Vice President for Surgical Care.”

Unique Training Program in Transfusion Medicine and Hematology Established - April 2, 2012
Collaborative effort addresses shortages in pediatric subspecialty care

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American College of Cardiology Conference - March 23, 2012
Topics includes improving quality care, planning high-risk deliveries, and congenital heart disease

Pediatrics: Synthetic Marijuana Sending More Kids to Hospital - March 19, 2012
Children’s National pediatrician provides insight on new drug through case studies

First Lady of the Republic of Ghana Visits Children’s National - March 12, 2012
Known for her advocacy on behalf of child and maternal health, her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, visited Children’s National Medical Center.

Children’s National Researchers Gain Better Understanding of White Matter Protectection in Infants Receiving Heart Surgery - March 8, 2012
A collaborative team of researchers at Children’s National Medical Center are making progress in understanding how to protect infants needing cardiac surgery from white matter injury, which impacts the nervous system.

Children’s National Honors Long Career of Peter R. Holbrook, MD - March 2, 2012
Colleagues and friends have endowed The Peter R. Holbrook Lectureship in Critical Care Medicine.

Children’s National Medical Center adds Robotic Surgery for Urology to Surgical Specialties - February 27, 2012
International pediatric robotic surgery expert Craig Peters, MD, leads team for minimally invasive procedures

Sleep Expert Judith Owens, Receives National Award - February 17, 2012
Internationally known sleep expert receives award from American Academy of Sleep Medicine

President Obama Includes Funding to Train Pediatricians in FY 2013 Budget - February 13, 2012
Proposed $88 Million Funding Level Still Not Enough to Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Children’s National Medical Center Expands Services At Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals - February 6, 2012
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners of Children’s National Medical Center have begun seeing and treating patients in the NICU at Mary Washington Hospital and in the newborn nurseries at Stafford and Mary Washington Hospitals.

Children’s National Specialists Share Best Practice in Pediatric Care at Arab Health Congress 2012 - January 26, 2012
Key leaders from Children’s National Medical Center and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation are participating in this year’s Arab Health exhibition & congress, Dubai, UAE, sharing how Children’s National is experiencing the positive impacts of focusing four integrated initiatives: quality, safety, service excellence/customer service, and access to care.

Children’s National Study Shows How to Increase Immunization Compliance Rates - January 25, 2012
Systematic practice changes reported in Pediatrics

Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 18, 2012
Children’s National Medical Center has announced several new officers and members of its governing boards. Children’s National includes several corporate entities, each with its own board.

Washington, DC, Research Institutions Partner on the Development of New Online Tool to Engage Communities in Addressing Health Disparities - January 5, 2012
Local research institutions partner to develop an information system that will provide the community with timely and actionable local health metrics to address adult and pediatric health disparities in the nation’s capital.

Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital - January 4, 2012
Recruits include top notch researchers and clinicians

Children’s National Opens New Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - December 29, 2011
The new Cardiac ICU provides a comfortable and safe environment for families, while also providing access to the latest technology and research for our clinicians.

Children’s National Receives Federal Grant to Create Urban Pediatric Fellowship - December 23, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center was recently awarded a 5- year federal grant to support a community-based and community-focused faculty development program targeting the needs of underserved communities and patients.

EPA Announces New Mercury Emission Guidelines at Children’s National Medical Center - December 21, 2011
US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced new mercury emission regulations at Children’s National Medical Center today. The regulations are designed to reduce hazardous emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Child Health Advocacy Institute Awarded Several Grants - December 16, 2011
The Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) continues its commitment to addressing health threats impacting children by proactively addressing issues identified as specific needs in the community.

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 14, 2011
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation highlighted key issues around shared global challenges in children’s health at the second annual World Health Care Congress Middle East (WHCC), which takes place in Abu Dhabi this week.

First Lady Visits Children’s National Medical Center - December 11, 2011
In annual holiday tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Neonatal ICU and Gastroenterology Unit

Superstars visit Children’s National - December 10, 2011
Pop superstar Justin Bieber, teen actress Victoria Justice, and late-night television host Conan O’Brien visited patients at Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Named a 2011 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 6, 2011
One of only ten children’s hospitals recognized

Children’s National Medical Center Names Dr. Joshua Kanter as Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab - December 1, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Kanter, MD, as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. In this role, he also serves as a Program Director for Children’s National Heart Institute.

Children’s National Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification From American College Of Surgeons - November 28, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Children’s National, Carolinas Medical Center, and AVI BioPharma Partner to Advance Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treatment - November 18, 2011
The partnership will work together to develop a new treatment aimed at skipping exon 45, one of the most common exons affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Roger J. Packer, MD, Honored with the Children’s Humanitarian Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation - November 17, 2011
The CTF honored Dr. Packer for his work advancing research and treatment in neurofibromatosis.

Prince George’s County, Children’s National Medical Center, and Dimensions Health Announce Agreement to Provide Mobile Health Services - November 9, 2011
Efforts are made to provide mobile health services to the county.

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National Medical Center Celebrates Two Years of Innovation in the Field of Pediatric Care - November 3, 2011
The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, on the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Pediatric Medicine in Washington, DC, recently marked the second anniversary since its founding.

Children’s National Physician Honored at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 20, 2011
Joseph Wright, MD, is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence, advocate for kids

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 14, 2011
Pediatric experts from Children’s National Medical Center will present at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, which runs from October 14 – 18 in Boston. Experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines will discuss relevant and timely topics for child health practitioners.

Online Education Tool for Clinicians Advances Concussion Care for Young Athletes - October 7, 2011
Concussion awareness among young athletes, parents, and coaches, is now impacting clinical practices as healthcare providers are called upon to manage and treat injured youth according to best practices defined by experts in concussion management.

Children’s National Awarded Prestigious NIH Clinical Trials Grant - October 7, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center is one of 25 institutions selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new clinical trial consortium: Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT) focused on neurological disorders in adults and children.

Children’s National Medical Center Physicians Launch Personal Health Record for Congenital Heart Disease Patients - October 6, 2011
Electronic Portal, Follow My Heart, Helps Young Adult and Pediatric CHD Patients Manage Their Personal Medical Histories, Care Transitions

First National Institutes of Health-funded personalized drug development center in the U.S. will focus on muscle disease - October 5, 2011
New Center of Research Translation awarded to Children’s National Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center to accelerate R&D

Study: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding a Key Mechanism - September 29, 2011
Study findings indicate a key step in the generation of white matter and understanding developmental disabilities

Children’s National Primary Care Clinics Recognized as Medical Homes - September 29, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center announced today that all seven of its primary care clinics have been recognized as “Physician Practice Connections®– Patient Centered Medical Homes™” by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Common Cholesterol Drug Safe, May Improve Learning Disabilities - September 27, 2011
Children’s National study focused on positive effects of lovastatin.

Pulse Oximetry Testing in Newborns Endorsed by Secretary Sebelius - September 23, 2011
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has adopted the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s recommendation to add screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) to the Uniform Screening Panel.

Children’s National welcomes inaugural class of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation - September 22, 2011
The first class of Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation has joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center.

Children’s National researcher leads study on risk factors in pediatric blood and marrow transplant
- September 7, 2011


Kurt Newman, MD, Begins as New CEO of Children’s National Medical Center - September 1, 2011
Longtime pediatric surgeon assumes new role

Study: Soft Bedding Still Used for Infants in African-American Families - August 22, 2011
Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have found that many African-American parents use soft bedding for their infants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

New National Recommendations for Newborn Screening to Test for Congenital Heart Disease - August 22, 2011
A federal advisory committee, including pediatric cardiologist Gerard Martin, MD, from Children’s National Medical Center, has issued a national recommendation for adding a newborn screening test for congenital heart disease.

Children’s National Surgeons Collaborate with NIH Researchers to Identify Gene Variant in Proteus Syndrome - August 10, 2011
New England Journal of Medicine study suggests linkage between gene variant and the much-documented syndrome of the ‘Elephant Man’

Children’s National Karen Summar Receives Prestigious Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellowship - August 9, 2011
Washington, DC – Karen Summar, MD, MS, director of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National Medical Center, recently received a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship, a prestigious opportunity in the public policy arena.

Children’s National names Vice President, Sheikh Zayed Institute - August 5, 2011
Children’s National Medical Center announced the appointment of Peter C.W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD, as vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center, associate surgeon-in-chief and co-lead of the Institute’s Systems Biology Initiative.

District of Columbia’s Athletic Concussion Act the Most Comprehensive Law of its Kind - July 27, 2011
Gerard Gioia, PhD, instrumental in supporting the most comprehensive concussion law in the country

Children’s National Medical Center Announces New CEO - July 14, 2011
The Board of Directors announced today that Kurt Newman, MD, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2011

Children’s National opens doors to new state of the art research facility - July 13, 2011
Sheikh Zayed Institute design uses latest technology to build innovation and collaboration in pediatric surgery

Children’s National Medical Center Opens Seven New Operating Rooms
- July 8, 2011
State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology and an increase in capacity

Children’s National Medical Center Names Peter Holbrook, MD, Interim CEO - July 1, 2011
Chief Medical Officer will assume responsibilities during search for new leader.

Pediatric Obesity Symposium at Children’s National Medical Center focuses on best practices in obesity programs from cradle to college - June 17, 2011
Nearly 200 pediatricians, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders from around the Washington, DC region, gathered on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC) to discuss the importance of community-wide involvement and early intervention strategies in childhood obesity programs.

Children’s National Researchers Contribute to National Sickle Cell Study
- June 9, 2011
The drug hydroxyurea prevents pain crises and is shown safe in infants and small children.

Sheikh Zayed Institute Recognizes Innovation in Pediatric Surgery - June 2, 2011
Application of 3-CCD image fusion in minimally invasive surgery receives inaugural award at American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting

Smart Phone Application for Concussions Puts Guidelines into Parents’ and Coaches’ Hands - May 26, 2011
Children’s National doctor develops first app to detect and treat youth concussions

Children’s National Medical Center Announces First Professorship in Pediatric Oncology - May 25, 2011
Dr. Jeffrey Dome accepts McKnew Professorship in Pediatric Oncology; Professorship funded in part by Heroes Against Childhood Cancer, a community-based fundraising organization

Maryland Governor Signs Bill that Will Help Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease - May 19, 2011
Children's National Physicians Lead the Effort to Pass the Bill

Maryland Youth Concussion Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Martin O'Malley - May 19, 2011
Children’s National collaborates in passing concussion awareness legislation

U.S.News and World Report: Children’s National Medical Center among Best Children’s Hospitals - May 17, 2011
Children's National Medical Center is once again ranked among America's best.   


Children’s National Reaches $500 Million Campaign Goal to Advance Pediatric Medicine - May 9, 2011
“Transforming Children’s Health” campaign funds programs, research, faculty, and facilities

Study: Vaccines Safe and Offer Benefits to Medically Fragile Children - May 2, 2011
Implications for all children related to generally recommend vaccinations

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center to present at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting - April 30, 2011
Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy

Study: Resiniferatoxin may increase sepsis-related mortality - April 27, 2011
Research at Children’s National uncovers an unknown side effect of a promising drug for acute chronic pain

Genetics Chief Discusses Limitations of Genetic Testing With WebMD - April 21, 2011
New study shows parents want genetic testing, but Marshall Summar, MD, says benefits are minimal

Children’s National Names Gary Rogers as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 31, 2011
Renowned surgeon leads team specializing in plastic surgery for children

Children’s National Medical Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants - March 17, 2011
Children's National has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)


Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Part of Landmark Study on Pediatric Asthma - March 16, 2011
Implications for treatment could impact school attendance, particularly in inner cities

Children’s National Nurses Recognized for Extraordinary Patient Care - February 22, 2011
National DAISY Award acknowledges 12 nurses at Children’s National

President's Budget Proposal Eliminates Pediatric Medical Education Funding - February 16, 2011
Children's National Medical Center at Risk of Severe Impact

Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, National Football League and The Washington Redskins Testify In Support of D.C.’s Athletic Concussion Protection Act - February 10, 2011
The Brain Injury Association of D.C., Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington Redskins and the National Football League testified today in strong support of the “Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011” -- landmark legislation to protect youth and disabled athletes from the dangers of concussions.

Health Authority – Abu Dhabi and Children’s National Medical Center Lead the World in Detecting Critical Infant Heart Defects - February 8, 2011
Today, the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulative body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, together with Children’s National Medical Center announced the rollout of a newborn screening program in Abu Dhabi for critical cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCCHD), the most serious form of congenital heart disease (CHD).

Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Top Doctors" by Northern Virginia Magazine - February 1, 2011
Fifty doctors from Children's National Medical Center were honored as the region's "Top Doctors" in the February 2011 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine.

Children’s National Medical Center Names New Board Members - January 31, 2011
New Advocacy and Policy Board Announced


Children's National and George Washington University Award more than $1 Million in Grants - January 28, 2011
Seed money accelerates young researchers' work and cultivates new talent


Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Present Pediatric Health Care Trends at Arab Health Congress - January 25, 2011
This week, pediatric experts from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Children’s National Medical Center will exchange research, insights, and best practices at the 4th Middle East Paediatrics Conference during the Arab Health Congress, the largest gathering of healthcare professionals in the Middle East.

Food Allergy: Important Information for Families - January 21, 2011


Science Translational Medicine: Creating Hope Act Incentivizes Pediatric Drug R&D - January 19, 2011
Commentary by Children’s National experts identifies the need for better programs to develop drugs that treat childhood rare diseases

Sleep Studies May Help Predict Complications in Common Pediatric Surgery - January 18, 2011
Tool could be one way to predict respiratory complications in removing adenoids and tonsils

Leading Biomedical Engineer Joins Children’s National - January 14, 2011
Raj Shekhar, PhD, to lead research and development in the fusion of surgical imaging techniques

Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Children’s National Medical Center Expand Services for Children and Families - January 13, 2011
Children’s National Pediatric Hospitalists and Neonatologists to Serve the Delmarva Peninsula

Kohl’s Donates $420,236 to Children’s National Medical Center - January 13, 2011
Kohl’s Community Asthma Program provides asthma prevention education to high-risk kids and their families

First Lady Visits Children's National Medical Center - December 13, 2010
In annual tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Pediatric ICU

Edwin K. Zechman, Jr., President and CEO, Announces Retirement - December 9, 2010
Children's National Medical Center President and CEO Edwin (Ned) K. Zechman, Jr., MHA, FACHE, announced today his plans to retire in the spring of 2011

Children’s National Researcher Partners in Genetic Discovery - December 6, 2010
Finding has practical applications in screening for complex conditions

Experts from Children’s National Medical Center Visit Abu Dhabi to Share Vision for Making Pediatric Surgical Care More Precise, Less Invasive, and Pain Free - December 5, 2010
Team to Present at World Health Care Congress Middle East and Local Abu Dhabi Hospitals

Children’s National Named a 2010 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital - December 1, 2010
Survey recognizes commitment to quality and patient safety

Bone Marrow Transplant Expert Joins Children’s National Medical Center - November 30, 2010
David Jacobsohn, MD, will lead Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Children’s National Hosts Surgeon General and March of Dimes to Raise Awareness About Prematurity - November 19, 2010
To mark Prematurity Awareness Day, Children’s National Medical Center hosted a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, March of Dimes President Jennifer Howse, and chief of Neonatology Billie Short.

Pam King Sams, CFRE, of Children’s National Medical Center, named 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional - November 19, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Pam King Sams, CFRE, named 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals during the 9th annual National Capital Philanthropy Day.

Children's National's David Wessel Awarded Top Prize By American Heart Association - November 16, 2010
Award honors innovative research in cardiovascular disease in young people

Local concussion expert receives national recognition for making the playing field safer for kids - November 16, 2010
Gerard Gioia, PhD, of Children’s National Medical Center, receives Children’s Miracle Achievement Award

Nellie Robinson, RN, MS, FAAN named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing - November 15, 2010
Children’s National executive vice president joins nation’s top nurse leaders


National medical engineering expert joins Children’s National Medical Center - November 10, 2010
Kevin Cleary, PhD will lead efforts to improve imaging and robotics in pediatric surgery

Community rallies around kids with cancer and learns what it feels like to lose their hair - November 10, 2010
Group head shave raises money, awareness for pediatric cancer program at Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Researcher Receives $3 million to study Family-Centered Advance Care Planning - November 8, 2010
Awards from NIH and American Cancer Society will help teens with AIDS and cancer

Children’s National Medical Center Receives $20,000 Grant From The CJ Foundation For SIDS - November 8, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a leading SIDS research organization.

Families to benefit from inviting and therapeutic environment - November 5, 2010
Edlavitch Cardiology Outpatient Clinic opens at Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center commemorates 140 years of service - November 3, 2010
Former patients, staff, Emeritus Board members, and long time supporters joined current hospital leaders to commemorate 140 years of service

Robotic surgery expert joins Children's National Medical Center - October 27, 2010
Craig Peters will lead efforts to improve surgical precision through robotic technologies

Children’s National participates in clinical trial for therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest - October 22, 2010
Children’s National is participating in the first large-scale, multi-center study to investigate the effectiveness of temperature regulation in infants and children following cardiac arrest.

Sheikh Zayed Institute faculty member calls for implementation of regulations to ensure safe, effective synthetic biology - October 13, 2010
Louis M. Marmon, MD, PhD, a pediatric surgeon at Children's National Medical Center is coauthor of a paper in the October 2010 issue of Nature Biotechnology.


Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, named chief of new division of Allergy and Immunology - October 7, 2010
Hemant Sharma, MD, MHS, to serve as associate chief with focus on food allergy

Local Radio Station Listeners Donate Record Amount to Help Area Children - October 4, 2010
MIX for Kids Radiothon raises more than $427,000 to benefit Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference - October 1, 2010
Topics range from bullying to building health equity in urban communities

Children's National part of NIH initiative to speed drug R&D for children - October 1, 2010
Pediatric Trials Network, funded by NICHD, will encourage development of pediatric drugs

Minimally invasive surgery leader joins Children's National Medical Center - September 30, 2010
Timothy Kane, MD, will lead training in advanced surgical techniques and development of new instruments

Children's National receives Affordable Care Act dollars to build pediatric primary care workforce - September 30, 2010
The nation’s children’s hospital receives Health and Human Services grant of $3.8 million to expand nationally known pediatric primary care residency program

Children’s National opens pediatric emergency department at United Medical Center - September 28, 2010
State-of-the-art facility provides easy access to care for families

Children's National expert testifies before Congress to advance legislation on concussions - September 24, 2010
Gerard Gioia, PhD, presents guidelines for young athletes


Nature study: Discovery of key pathway interaction may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair in children and adults - September 15, 2010
Researchers at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Medical Center discovery may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair in children and adults


Children's National Board of Visitors Kicks Off Its 7th Annual Care for Kids Card Program - September 7, 2010
Shopping program offers discounts at nearly 500 area retailers and restaurants and supports the BOV's Annual Grants Program at Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Researchers Unlock a Key Cause of Fragile X Syndrome - August 31, 2010
Findings May Have Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children's National Receives the Inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award from Surgery Compass for Landmark Efficiency Program - August 26, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center’s Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care accepted the inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award for its accomplishments in surgical services on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the Surgery Compass National Cohort Summit.

Children's National Medical Center mourns the loss of longtime cardiologist John Cockerham, MD - August 23, 2010
John Cockerham, MD, a pediatric cardiologist and active leader of the medical staff at Children's National Medical Center, passed away last week from cancer. He served in many capacities at Children's National for 22 years.

Children's National Bullying Expert Participates in Federal Summit on Prevention - August 11, 2010
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, was featured on a practitioner panel at the Federal Partners to Prevent Bullying Summit on August 11, 2010.


Children's National Appoints Innovation and Business Development Director to Advance Research Institutes - August 10, 2010
Children's National announces appointment of Lawrence C. Mahan, PhD, as director, innovation and business development, for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.


Dad Helps Improve the Outlook for Children with Heart Disease - August 3, 2010
The MacCutcheon Family Foundation gives $1 million to cardiac surgery program at Children's National Medical Center

The Van Metre Companies provide big help to little hearts - July 30, 2010
State-of-the-art Van Metre Companies Cardiovascular Surgery Operating Room unveiled at Children's National Medical Center


Doctors from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Travel to Abu Dhabi to Report on Progress in Surgery Research - July 28, 2010
Meetings Explore Further Partnerships to Advance Pediatric Health Care in United Arab Emirates through Clinical Care and Education

Children's National Medical Center receives first NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award given to a children's hospital - July 14, 2010
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National receives a $20 million award to foster innovations in solving health problems of children and families


Children's National Bullying Expert Testifies on Student Cyber Safety - June 28, 2010
Dr. Jorge C. Srabstein testified before the House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.


Leading Radiologist and Imaging Specialist Joins Children's National Medical Center - June 22, 2010
Nabile Safdar to work with interdisciplinary team to transform visualization in pediatric surgery

Children's National marks Sickle Cell Awareness Day - June 18, 2010
Sickle Cell disease awareness was the focus of an international gathering at Children's National.


Study: Propofol Poses Low Risk in Pediatric Imaging Research Studies But Risk Increases with Anesthesia Duration - June 8, 2010
Study by former NIH department chief provides ethics guidance for future children's research


Former NIH Chief Joins Children's National Medical Center - June 4, 2010
Pain expert Zena Quezado to seek solutions for measuring and ultimately eliminating pain


Study: New prediction rules will help emergency department doctors decide when CT scans are necessary for children with head injuries - May 30, 2010
Criteria driven by large-scale study shown to reduce unnecessary CT scans for children


Second annual childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center zeroes in on the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to curb childhood obesity - May 25, 2010
Second annual childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center zeroes in on the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to curb childhood obesity


Academic impacts of concussions for students at issue in House of Representatives - May 20, 2010
International expert from Children's National testifies on effects of these head injuries on developing brains


Children’s National Dedicates Mobile Health Van - May 13, 2010
Children’s National Medical Center dedicated a new, state-of-the-art mobile health van on Friday, May 7. Children’s National primary care teams will use the van to serve children across Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Study: Carbon Monoxide Exposure Can Be Reduced During Routine Anesthesia in Kids - April 29, 2010
Anesthesiologist identifies two changes to standard of care to protect developing brains


Children's Experts to present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting - April 29, 2010
Topics range from study of urban health issues to child health advocacy


Children's National Names New Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing - April 21, 2010



Airway Obstructions Have High Death Rate for Young Children - April 19, 2010
Researchers at Children's National Medical Center say prevention is key


Renowned Researcher Joins Children's National Medical Center to Help Conquer Rare Diseases - April 14, 2010
Marshall Summar, MD, named Margaret O'Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine

Children's National Medical Center Names New Board Members - March 26, 2010
Washington, DC — Children's National Medical Center has several new officers and members of its governing boards.


$2.5 Million Gift Aims to Help Children Survive and Thrive - March 24, 2010
Dr. David Wessel Named IKARIA® Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Medical Center

Children's National Medical Center Achieves Magnet Designation - March 23, 2010
Children's National achieves the highest level of nursing excellence, an honor given to only 6 percent of hospitals across the country.


Low levels of vitamin D linked to higher rates of asthma in African American Kids - March 17, 2010
Researchers uncover connection between low levels of vitamin D and high rates of asthma in Washington, DC


Children’s National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation’s Children’s Hospital - March 12, 2010
Recruits include several nationally recognized researchers and clinicians

Children’s National research into lead in DC water receives ‘Best Science Paper of 2009’ award - March 9, 2010
National environmental science journal names paper by Best and co-authors as ‘Editor’s Choice’

Study: Scientists Gain Understanding of Key Mechanisms of White Matter Regeneration - March 5, 2010
Washington, DCNature Neuroscience findings indicate a key early step in the regeneration of white matter involving functional communication between cells.

Comparative Effectiveness Study Helps Doctors Determine Which Drug Works Best for Children with a Common Form of Epilepsy - March 4, 2010
Washington, DC — First of its kind trial outlines important differences between commonly used seizure drugs


Gerard Gioia, PhD, testifies on concussions before Virginia legislature - February 25, 2010
Richmond, VA — Virginia Legislature considering concussion protections defined by Children's National specialist, Gerard Gioia, PhD.

Read the Associated Press story


Children’s National Opens Remaining Floors of Patient Tower - February 22, 2010
Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center recently opened the two remaining floors of the Inpatient Tower. The 6th floor north unit opened on January 12 and the 7th floor opened on February 21. A total of 39 patients moved into the new units.

Children’s National Receives March of Dimes Grant - January 26, 2010
Washington, DC — Children’s National Medical Center received a grant aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs in Washington, DC, from the March of Dimes Maryland National Capital Area Chapter.

Children's National Assists in Haiti - January 20, 2010
A team from Children’s National Medical Center is in Haiti helping with the relief effort. The pediatric orthopaedic surgery team consists of two surgeons, John Lovejoy, III, MD, and Edward Fink, MD, physician assistant Kim O’Brien, and nurse Stephanie Gano.

First Lady Michelle Obama Reads holiday classic at Children's National - December 23, 2009
Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama read the holiday classic ‘Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, during her holiday visit to Children’s National Medical Center.

First Lady visits Children's National Medical Center - December 22, 2009
Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha, along with dog Bo, visited patients and staff at Children's National Medical Center on Tuesday, December 22.

William Davis Gaillard, MD, Named to the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) - December 16, 2009
William Davis Gaillard, MD, chief of the division of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology at Children's National Medical Center, elected to the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society (AES).


Children's National Named to the 2009 Leapfrog Group Best Hospitals List - December 3, 2009
Children's National named as one of only eight children's hospitals in the country named to the Leapfrog Group's 2009 Top Hospitals List.


Children's National Medical Center Critical Care Units Earn Beacon Award for Excellence - December 1, 2009
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children's National Medical Center received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Nurses (AACN).


Study: Lap band surgery effective for morbidly obese children - November 1, 2009
A surgeon at Children’s National Medical Center and his colleagues have found laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap band) to improve the health of morbidly obese adolescents.

George Zalzal, MD, receives Distinguished Service Award from American Academy of Otolaryngology - October 28, 2009


Children’s National Presenters at the AAP Conference - October 16, 2009
More than 30 pediatric specialists from Children’s National will be presenting at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, being held in Washington, DC.View the entire list.

Study: Not every child needs a CT scan after head injury - October 7, 2009
Data-driven criteria for physicians can reduce unnecessary CT scans for mild head injuries in children

Pediatrics: Doctors must find better ways to talk to parents about childhood obesity - October 5, 2009
Study finds parents don’t understand importance of growth charts/BMI, Children’s National pediatrician stresses the need for clear communication about seriousness of overweight children

Pediatrics: Kids need specialized care in hospital emergency departments - September 21, 2009
With onset of novel H1N1 flu, pediatric preparedness is essential

New Surgery Institute at Children’s National Medical Center Aims to Improve Surgery and Eliminate Pain - September 16, 2009
$150 million gift creates the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, with a goal of making surgery less painful, more precise, and less invasive.

Children's National and Partners Awarded Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from National Institutes of Health - August 24, 2009
The nation's children's hospital partners with The George Washington University and National Children’s Museum to create "Being Me" program that brings science to local schools

Children's National to lead national Mild Traumatic Brain Injury effort - August 20, 2009
Children’s National Medical Center was named the national lead center on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) by the Sarah Jane Brain Project. Gerard Gioia, PhD, pediatric concussion expert and division chief of Neuropsychology.

Magazines for Women Depict Babies in Unsafe Sleep Environments - August 17, 2009
A study in Pediatrics, led by researchers at Children’s National, found that many pictures in magazines show babies in unsafe sleeping positions.

Read the latest SIDS Research

President Obama Holds Roundtable Discussion on Health Reform at Children's National Medical Center - July 20, 2009
The discussion focused on the unique needs of children and the challenges of ensuring quality healthcare for all children.

Learn more.

Details of the Roundtable Discussion with President Obama - July 20, 2009
President Barack Obama visited Children’s National Medical Center today to learn more about the unique healthcare delivery challenges children’s hospitals and pediatric providers face.

Cancer researchers link DICER1 gene mutation to rare childhood cancer - June 25, 2009
Finding may have implications for gene’s role in other cancers

Read more.

Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center - June 19, 2009
Washington—Children’s National Medical Center dedicated a new Edward J. Miller, Sr., Blood Donor Center, which provides an invaluable service to many patients who need blood products. Children’s National is one of a handful of children’s hospitals nationwide to have an in-house blood donor center.

Children's National Hosts International Leaders to Raise Awareness About Sickle Cell Disease - June 19, 2009


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children's National Medical Center Among Best Children's Hospitals - June 18, 2009
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is once again ranked among America’s best pediatric institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National ranks among the elite of pediatric specialty care providers in the country in eight pediatric subspecialty areas.

Imaging is now Easier for the Area's Vulnerable Children - June 9, 2009
Children’s National Medical Center is the First in the Region with a Portable CT Scanner

Concussion Experts: For Kids - No Sports, No Schoolwork, No Text Messages - June 8, 2009


Dr. Anthony Sandler Named to the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Pediatric Surgery at Children's National - May 26, 2009
Dr. Sandler received the first-ever endowed professorship in the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care. 

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The Area's Most Fragile Babies Have A New Home - May 15, 2009


Children's Research Institute hosts 9th Annual Research Day - May 12, 2009
Children's Research Institute at Children's National held its 9th annual Research Day on April 30, 2009. More than 200 posters highlighted the breadth and depth of translational pediatric research conducted at Children's National.

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Baier Media Room Advances Critical Care at Children's National Medical Center - May 5, 2009
Children’s National Medical Center dedicated the Paul Francis Baier Comprehensive Media Room on May 1, 2009.

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Children's National Experts Present at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting - May 1, 2009
Topics range from study of urban health issues including HIV to best practices in education and advocacy.

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Children's National Medical Center Receives National Health Care Award from Academic Pediatric Association - April 29, 2009
Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health recognized as a national leader in improving healthcare to underserved children.

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Children's National unveils display to raise awareness of violence against youth - April 13, 2009

T-shirts created by teens depict powerful messages about the impacts of violence

Children’s National Medical Center unveiled the third annual Clothesline Project exhibition, featuring T-shirts designed by youth who have witnessed or experienced violence.

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Children’s Pediatrician on Today Show - April 1, 2009
Ivor Horn, MD, a pediatrician, offers tips to parents for talking about puberty. Watch the segment from the Today Show>

Children’s pioneering electronic medical records system - April 1, 2009
Brian Jacobs, MD, demonstrates how Children’s has transitioned to electronic medical records systems, and how the hospital is helping local pediatricians do the same. Listen to the story on NPR.

First Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy in Sight: Scientists Harness Exon-Skipping in Large Animal to Successfully Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - March 13, 2009
Researchers from Children’s National Medical Center and colleagues in Tokyo publish results, video of first successful trial in dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Children's National Medical Center Opens New Operating Rooms, Waiting Area - March 12, 2009
State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology for minimally invasive surgery.

Children's National Research Links Platelets to Sepsis-Related Organ Failure - March 9, 2009
Conventionally thought to be the bloodstream’s “innocent bystanders,” platelets may actually play a more sinister role in organ failure caused by severe sepsis

Ugandan Children Receive Life-Saving Treatment for Heart Defects - February 23, 2009
Through partnership with Samaritan’s Purse and Gift of Life, patients travel to United States.

Children’s National Medical Center Trauma Center Receives Highest Verification From American College of Surgeons - February 11, 2009
Children’s National is the only hospital in the DC-Baltimore region to receive this verification, which recognizes the team’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured children throughout the region.

Pediatrics Study: Involve Adolescents in End-of-Life Medical Decisions - February 9, 2009
Children’s National experts say early planning before a serious event occurs can foster trust and communication between the child, the family, and care providers.

Children's National Medical Center Specialists Named "Best Doctors" by Northern Virginia Magazine - January 28, 2009
Northern Virginia Magazine - Best Docs 2009 - read moreSixty-six doctors from Children’s National Medical Center were honored as the region’s "Best Doctors" in the February 2009 issue of Northern Virginia magazine. Children’s National is the only medical center in the greater metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to pediatric care.

Children’s National Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) Receives Grant To Expand Audiology Program - January 22, 2009
Washington, DC— The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the District of Columbia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children’s National Medical Center an expansion grant for training related to hearing and speech disabilities.


Children’s National Scientists Uncover Key Developmental Mechanisms Of The Amygdala - January 12, 2009
Findings could have implications for brain alterations associated with autism

Washington, DC—For the first time, scientists at Children’s National Medical Center have successfully identified a key developmental program for the amygdala — the part of the limbic system that impacts how the brain creates emotional memories and responses.

Children's National Clinicians, Policy Leaders, and Scientists Share Research and Promote Collaborations to Combat Childhood Obesity - December 5, 2008
The Obesity Institute at Children’s National convenes inaugural symposium to discuss translational, clinical, and community research successes.

Children’s National Dedicates New Research Facility - November 24, 2008
New floor adds 20,000 square feet to top pediatric research institution
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center’s academic arm, Children’s Research Institute, dedicated new research facilities today, increasing the space of one of the nation’s top pediatric research facilities to more than 100,000 square feet.

Child Health Advocacy Institute Executive Director Appointed to Pediatric Advisory Committee - November 14, 2008
Washington, DC - Dr. Joseph Wright, executive director of the Child Health Advocacy Institute and a professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine and health policy has been appointed to the 14 member Pediatric Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Children’s National has a new Division of Rheumatology - October 28, 2008
Led by Lawrence K. Jung, MD, the Division of Rheumatology diagnoses and treats patients with pediatric rheumatologic and immunologic diseases, performs clinical and bench research, and provides access to clinical trials through the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatism Research Alliance.

Infectious Disease Experts Laud Compendium As Solid Approaches To Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections - October 13, 2008
Washington, DC - Former CDC advisors, including Children’s National expert, call for healthcare systems to apply practices to better protect patients from healthcare associated infections.

Children’s National Pediatrician Given Child Advocacy Award By American Academy Of Pediatrics - October 13, 2008
Rachel Moon, MD, is honored for her SIDS research

Boston—Children’s National Medical Center pediatrician Rachel R. Moon, MD, FAAP, received the Dr. Susan S. Aronson Early Education and Child Care Advocacy Award at the 2008 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

National Sickle Cell Collaboration Announced At Children’s National - October 8, 2008
Child Health Advocacy Institute joins forces with Bobby Engram Foundation

Washington, DC— Leaders from government, business, healthcare and professional sports joined last night to applaud a new national sickle cell collaboration announced by the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) at Children’s National Medical Center.

Children’s Hosts Burn Prevention Fair - October 3, 2008
Through collaborative partnerships, Children’s hopes to reduce number of patients needing treatment for burns

Children’s National Medical Center will host a Burn Prevention Fair to raise awareness about the growing number of burns from normal household activities, Tuesday, October 7.

Children's Hearing and Speech Director Appointed as President of ASHA - October 3, 2008
Washington, DC - Tommie L. Robinson Jr, PhD, CCC-SLP, director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders, was elected 2009 president-elect of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Children’s Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND) Receives Grant To Specialize In Autism - October 2, 2008
Washington, DC— The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded The District of Columbia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children’s National Medical Center an expansion grant of $200,000 per year through 2011 to teach and prepare future leaders in the interdisciplinary treatment of autism and related developmental disabilities.

Children's National Researchers Develop Novel Anti-Tumor Vaccine - October 1, 2008
New mouse model uncovers more effective delivery of anti-tumor vaccines for neuroblastoma and melanoma.

Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Teen Driving Deaths - September 30, 2008
Children’s National expert says physicians have unique opportunity to help parents and teens practice safer driving

Washington, DC—Family physicians can and should help teens and their families understand the importance of responsible driving, according to a manuscript in the September edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Children’s National Medical Center Named To The 2008 Leapfrog Best Hospitals List - September 29, 2008
Survey recognizes commitment to patient safety

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is honored to be one of only seven children’s hospitals in the country named to The Leapfrog Group’s 2008 Top Hospitals, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.


Children's National Researcher Receives Distinguished Investigator Award - September 7, 2008
Washington, DC - The American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) has awarded John van den Anker, MD, PhD, director of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children’s National Medical Center, its annual Distinguished Investigator Award.

Children's National Co-leads Nationwide Study of Landmark Sickle Cell Treatment - August 19, 2008
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center immunologist and blood and marrow transplant physician Naynesh Kamani, MD, will serve as the study co-chair for a new national clinical trial of unrelated donor marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants for severe sickle cell disease.

Patients From Children’s National Visit Redskins Training Camp - July 31, 2008
Washington, DC-On Tuesday, July 29, Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley invited patients from Children’s National Medical Center to attend a special event with him at a closed training camp practice.

HCA Virginia and Children’s National Medical Center to collaborate on pediatric services for Broadlands Regional Medical Center - June 30, 2008
Washington, DC – HCA Virginia and Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, DC, today announced plans to collaborate on designing, equipping, and preparing Broadlands Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to provide high-quality services for pediatric patients.

Children’s National Transport Coordinator Receives Aviation Safety Award - June 27, 2008
Washington, DC—Jonathan Godfrey, Transport Coordinator in the Division of Transport Medicine, is the recipient of the 2008 Jim Charlson Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development, or promotion of aviation and aviation safety within the air medical transport community.


Formerly Conjoined Twins Meet With Their Congressman On Hill - June 19, 2008
Families Converge on Capitol Hill to Demonstrate Support for Children’s Hospitals

Washington, DC—Formerly conjoined twins Erin and Jade Buckles and their family will travel to Capitol Hill to speak with federal lawmakers about an issue of vital importance to them – the fate of children’s health care and the essential role that children’s hospitals play in the community.


Children's state-of-the-art NICU saves preemie's life, improves outcome - June 12, 2008
Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  (NICU) was recently featured in Business WeekRead about how Children's National cares for the tiniest patients.

Children’s National Expands Center For Cancer And Blood Disorders Of Northern Virginia In Fairfax - June 2, 2008
New location doubles treatment space, offers state-of-the-art facilities to enhance world-class pediatric care in Northern Virginia

Washington, DC– Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the expansion of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.

Children’s National Medical Center Ranks Among The Best In The Country By U.S.News & World Report - May 30, 2008
Children's National Medical Center is proud to once again be named as one of the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News & World Report. Children’s National ranked as an elite provider in each of the seven categories that U.S.News ranked, which included General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Digestive Disorders, Heart and Heart Surgery, and Respiratory Disorders.


Children’s National Medical Center Partners With Zayed Giving To Open Mobile Health Clinic In The United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2008
Mobile clinic provides world-class pediatric health care to the children of the UAE

WASHINGTON, DC— Children’s National Medical Center and Zayed Giving today announced the opening of a specialized Children’s National pediatric mobile health clinic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Children’s Research Institute At Children’s National Medical Center Hosts 8th Annual Research Day - May 23, 2008

Washington, DC—Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Medical Center held its 8th annual Research Day on Thursday, May 15, 2008. More than 188 projects in cutting-edge pediatric research were displayed by researchers, including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, hospital faculty and staff.



Children’s National’s Chief of GI Appointed to World Health Organization Position - May 8, 2008
Washington, DC - Children’s National Medical Center’s John Snyder, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been invited to serve on the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts as an expert in Pediatrics and Maternal Health. Dr. Snyder will serve on this prestigious panel of experts for a 4-year term.


Children’s National Races for Hope to Fight Brain Tumors - May 5, 2008
Washington, DC - Employees and friends of Children’s National Medical Center helped make the 11th annual Race for Hope a big success. The 5K walk/run on May 4 attracted more than 8,000 participants and raised $1,750,000 for brain tumor research.


Children’s National Medical Center Nurse Named 2008 Nurse Of The Year - April 18, 2008
Black Nurses Association selects Barbara Scott, RN, for her leadership in the Children’s School Services Program

Washington, DC—Barbara Scott, RN, MSN, executive director of Children’s National Medical Center’s Children’s School Services, was selected as the 2008 Nurse of the Year by the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC, for “Outstanding contributions to the School Health Nursing Program and Community Service.”


Diana & Stephen Goldberg’s Giving To Children’s National Medical Center Tops $50 Million - April 16, 2008
$25 Million “Challenge Gift” Will Support Every Major Hospital Division

Washington, DC – The generous charitable commitment of longtime supporters Diana and Stephen Goldberg to Children’s National Medical Center has now surpassed $50 million.


Children’s National Medical Center Receives Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation - April 8, 2008
Washington, DC— Children’s National Medical Center’s Echocardiography Laboratory has been accredited in three areas of pediatrics, one of less than 25 labs across the country to receive such a distinction. Children’s National received accreditation in pediatric echocardiography, pediatric transesophageal echocardiography and fetal echocardiography.

Children’s National Medical Center Specialists Named “Top Doctors” By Washingtonian Magazine - April 1, 2008
Forty-eight doctors from Children’s National Medical Center were honored as the region’s "Top Doctors" in the April 2008 edition of Washingtonian.

Children’s National Medical Center Neuropsychologist Leads Research And Development Of Youth Sports Concussion Programs - March 19, 2008
Washington, DC— World-renowned traumatic brain injury expert, Gerard Gioia, PhD, director of Neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center and director of Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, has published a report on a successful concussion management program based on his pioneering research in concussion management in children.

Hands-on Approaches to Helping Children Heal from Traumatic Events - Children’s National Medical Center Publishes Educational Resource - March 10, 2008
Washington, DC – Creative Arts Week, held this week in Washington, DC, highlights the importance of using art, dance, movement, writing, music, and drama, to help children and adults heal from traumatic events.

Children’s National Medical Center Teams with National Kidney Foundation - March 10, 2008
Washington, DC – March 13 is World Kidney Day, and to mark the day in Washington, DC, the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area is partnering with Children’s National Medical Center to reach out to children and teens to help them share their experiences living with chronic disease and complex treatment.

Children’s National Medical Center Expands Telemedicine Program With Partnership In Morocco - March 4, 2008
Collaboration with hospital expands capabilities to improve clinical care and health education for children in other countries.

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center announced a partnership with organizations in Morocco that will enable clinicians in Washington, DC, to provide clinical support and share medical developments and health education via videoconferencing.


Clinical Trial Shows Significant Reduction in Mortality for Children with Severe Langerhans cell histiocytosis - March 1, 2008

Second leg of first-ever international clinical trial collaboration in LCH presents improved outcomes with increased intensity of treatment

Washington, DC—A new international study finds that introducing an increased intensity of chemotherapy in children with severe Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) can reduce the mortality rate for this disorder by as much as 20 percent when the patient demonstrates a rapid response to such treatment.



Results of New Clinical Trial Demonstrate How Personalized Medicine May Drastically Change the Treatment of Genetic Disorders - December 27, 2007
Leading geneticist says efforts underway in treating genetic diseases present challenges for how drugs are approved and delivered to accommodate major technology advances.

Washington, DC—One of the nation’s pre-eminent genetic researchers, Eric Hoffman, PhD, of Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, predicts that in relatively short order, medicine’s next innovation--individualized molecular therapies—will have the unprecedented ability to treat muscular dystrophies, and other disorders.

Laura Bush Visits Children's National Medical Center - December 12, 2007
Washington, DC—Mrs. Bush visited Children's National Medical Center to participate in the annual holiday program on Wednesday, December 12, 2007. First ladies, dating back to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, have made the annual holiday visit to Children’s National.

Children's National Opens New Patient Tower - November 18, 2007

Washington, DC– On Sunday, November 18, 2007, Children’s National Medical Center moved approximately 80 patients into its newest wing of the hospital—the East Inpatient Tower. In just under 8 hours, six units, including Critical Care, Heart and Kidney, Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, and Neurology and Orthopedics moved all patients to the new tower. View Children's Interactive Photo Gallery of the new Patient Tower on the Washington Post web site.




Children’s to Host Art Festival - October 3, 2007
Children’s National Medical Center and New Horizons, the arts education and cultural enrichment program at Children's, will host its Annual Art Festival, featuring an art exhibition and opening reception titled "VISIONARIES."

Children’s Named to the 2007 Leapfrog Best Hospitals List - September 19, 2007

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is honored to be one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country named to The Leapfrog Group’s 2007 Top Hospitals, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.



Children’s Announces Opening of State-of-the-Art Safe Playground - July 27, 2007
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center’s Injury Free Coalition for Kids program in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation and The Allstate Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of a new refurbished playground located in the Petworth community at 801 Taylor St. NW, Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

Children's National Medical Center Scientists Discover Fundamental Protein Instrumental to Brain Development and Repair - July 9, 2007

Washington, DC—Scientists at Children’s National Medical Center have demonstrated conclusively that a specific protein and its signaling activity are instrumental in myelination and remyelination, processes essential to the creation and repair of the brain’s white matter.

Children's National Medical Center Welcomes Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and First Lady - May 8, 2007
Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to host the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, along with First Lady Laura Bush to one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, along with other invited guests, will be greeted by staff and patients.

Children's Opens Second Operating Room in Montgomery County - January 30, 2007
Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its second operating room (OR) in the Montgomery County Ambulatory Surgery Center in Rockville.

Conjoined Twins Delivered at Washington Hospital Center - May 10, 2006
Washington, DC - Conjoined twin boys were born this morning at Washington Hospital Center.

Children’s Opens New Surgery Preparation and Recovery Center - January 18, 2005
Washington, DC –Children’s National Medical Center opened its doors Tuesday to the new Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Surgery Preparation and Recovery Center.

Children’s National Medical Center Celebrates Opening of New Outpatient Center in Anne Arundel - July 15, 2004
Washington, DC – Children’s National Medical Center recently opened a new Outpatient Center in Annapolis, making it convenient for families in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore to take advantage of the clinical expertise offered by Children’s.

Children’s National Medical Center Named One of the 100 ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals - July 14, 2003
Washington, D.C. – Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the 2003 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

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