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Employee Stories

Heather Langlois

Heather Langlois' Story

Social worker Heather Langlois is an advocate for her patients at the Children’s National Heart Institute, where she cares for the psychosocial needs of patients and their families.

Meet Heather Walsh

Heather Walsh's Story

Meet Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CHSE, CPN, the Simulation Education Specialist in the Board of Visitors (BOV) Simulation Program. She’s been at Children’s National for over 15 years. Her nickname is "The Tap Dancing Nurse."

Hope Rhodes

Hope Rhodes' Story

Meet Hope Rhodes, M.D., MPH, a pediatrician in Children's National Healthy Generations Program, who is particularly interested in a variety of health related subjects including reproductive health, adolescent parents, health equity and medical education. Learn what sparked her interest in helping patients from a variety of under-resourced communities.

Jeanne Ricks

Jeanne Ricks' Story

After nearly four decades in nursing, Jeanne Ricks says, “I have grown to understand the importance of every touch, every word.” Today, she touches children’s lives through leadership and mentorship of our cardiac nursing team.

Patient story

Jessica Hippolyte's Story

When applying for residency it was important for Jessica Hippolyte, M.D., to be a part of an institution where diversity and inclusion was prioritized – and Children's National Hospital turned out to be just that.

John Myseros

John Myseros' Story

John Myseros, M.D., FACS, FAAP, began at Children’s National more than five years ago and has a personal and professional interest in the care of children with tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

Kathleen Atmore

Kathleen Atmore's Story

A typical child in the hospital can tell caregivers that something hurts, but a child with autism often has trouble communicating those needs and a visit for medical care can turn into a traumatic event for the child. At Children’s National, Autism Specialist and Developmental Neuropsychologist, Kathleen Atmore, Psy.D., helps families and the medical team interpret the behavior and needs of these patients, and walks them through their medical stay.

Kathleen Reid

Kathleen Reid's Story

Learn about Kathleen Reid, MS, CPNP-AC, who is committed to caring for our critically ill cardiology patients.

Kenneth Rosenbaun

Kenneth Rosenbaum's Story

Learn about Kenneth Rosenbaum, M.D., a medical geneticist who has been at Children's National Hospital since 1971.

Laura Gepford

Laura Gepford's Story

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, hospital operations had to be adjusted, including Laura Gepford's role. Learn about how she helps children adjust to their surroundings in the hospital as a child life specialist.