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Celebrating Our New Healing Garden

Bunny Mellon Healing Garden

Children’s National officially opened a beautiful outdoor space for patients and families to experience the healing power of nature.

Bienvenidos a Children's National

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Did you know that we offer a Spanish version of our website?

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Our spacious and serene rooftop garden gives patients and families a peaceful space to renew their spirits and connect with nature.

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Our Spanish language website includes information to learn more about our services, doctors, and to help prepare your child and family for a hospital stay.

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Why Children's National?
We're Recognized Experts in Pediatric Health

Top 20 in Every Specialty

One of Only Four Pediatric Hospitals in Nation Ranked in Top 20 in 10 Specialties

US News Ranked in 10 specialties award 2016-2017

Children’s National is one of just 4 pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey.

Regional Leaders in Care

Regional Leaders in Care

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Children's National Health System is recognized in the Washington, D.C., metro area for commitment to quality care, patient safety and supporting a healthy community.

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Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Children's National Health System Named a 2016 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital

Leapfrog Group 2016

Children’s National has been designated a Leapfrog Group 2016 Top Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the Northeastern United States to be named to this prestigious list and the only hospital recognized in Washington, DC.

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Excellence in Nursing

Our Care Earns Nursing’s Highest Honors

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Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet hospital in 2015.Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care.For our dedicated and skilled nurses, the honor means hard-earned recognition. For you and your family, it means peace of mind.

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One of 100 Great Hospitals in America

Children's National Named One of the 100 Great Hospitals in America

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Children’s National Health System was the only Washington, D.C., hospital named to Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America for the second consecutive year.

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Leaders in Research

Research & Education

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Home to the Children’s Research Institute (CRI) and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Learn about our Research