What patients and families need to know
Patients from around the Washington, D.C., region, across the nation and around the world seek our expertise and innovation in pediatric care. Children's National consists of an acute care hospital, a community-based pediatric network, specialty care locations, two emergency rooms and collaborations throughout the region. Learn more about where you can see Cardiac Surgery specialists.
Located on Michigan Avenue in the heart of Washington, D.C., our 323-bed facility houses physicians practicing over 42 pediatric subspecialties. A leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury, the nationally and internationally recognized staff of pediatric healthcare professionals at Children's National delivers sophisticated care to thousands of families throughout the region and around the world.
Teresa, age 2, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and waited on the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for nine months while she waited for a heart transplant. Her heart arrived on Christmas Day.
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