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How Donations Help

Number of Surgeries


Uncompensated Care

Foundation Impact Info Graphics UNCOMPENSATED CARE FY 2018

$66 Million

More than $66 Million in uncompensated care, unpaid bills and medicaid shortfalls

Patient Visits


Research Projects


Invested in more than 1,100 research projects to find cures


100 Hospital and university partnerships in countries around the world

School nurses in 162 public and charter schools in Washington

— FISCAL YEAR 2018 —

Donations from people like you make a measurable impact on children's lives.

Donations allow Children’s National to improve care and improve lives. Specifically, philanthropic support helps pioneer new treatments and therapies, fuels research to find cures to childhood diseases, and ensures that every child we care for can receive the same level of expert care. Our statistics – how many children we’ve treated, the value of our work in the community, and the number of families we reach throughout the world – only tell part of the story. The real impact of philanthropy is in the lives of children who have new hope for a healthy future.

Patient Success Stories

Tess and Alexander

Tess and Alexander’s Story

Twins Tess and Alexander had trouble moving their limbs due to cerebral palsy. Innovative treatment by Children’s National has given them and their parents a sense of relief and optimism.


Bennett's Story

Bennett recovered from brain cancer as a 2-year-old thanks to the ability of Children’s National to apply its research to his treatment. Says his mom: “The research behind the care they’re able to give is the difference between surviving and not surviving for a lot of kids.”


Amanda's Story

A rare bone cancer struck Amanda when she was only 2. Now she’s thriving thanks to the intensive treatment she received at Children’s.

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Your Dollars at Work

Jamison Eberstein

Race to the Finish Line for Kids Like Jamison

Grateful families like the Ebersteins participate in the Race for Every Child each year to show appreciation for Children's National and to help kids across the region grow up stronger. Read more about the Ebersteins and learn why you should join them at the 5th Annual Race for Every Child on October 21, 2017.

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How Funds Are Used

We use our funds in a way to benefit the most people possible by providing care to our broad community.

What's Happening at Children's National

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Coming from a family of medical professionals, today’s #PeopleofChildrens feature was destined to be! Meet Dr. Ian Hovis, one of our rock star #cardiologists! ❤️Growing up, Dr. Hovis always knew he wanted to be in the medical field with his mom working as a pediatric cardiology nurse and his dad a pharmacist. His grandparents were medical professionals, too! “I was always interested in science, but when I went to college I had the opportunity to open my mind and explore other ways of thinking.” Dr. Hovis double majored in national science and film during his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. “That was a fun opportunity to explore how an artist approaches a problem versus a scientist.” After completing his residency at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Dr. Hovis came to Children’s National for a cardiology fellowship and is now an attending doctor. 🏥His favorite part about his job is the patients he gets to treat. “The diversity really drew me to Children’s because not only do we get to treat the children in the area but children from all over the world, while still being at a top hospital” ❤️Thanks for all you are doing for our patients, Dr. Hovis. You rock!#PeopleofChildrens #heartsatchildrens #HeartMonth #cardiology #pediatrics #kidshealth #hearthealth #ff #FeelGoodFriday

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#TBT to #MindfulnessMonday ​“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong,the amount of work is the same.” - ​Carlos CastanedaYou have the choice ​of​ how you want to approach each moment! #Swipeleft for more! #GROWUPSTRONGER #HeartMonth #mindfulnessmonday #heartsandminds #cardiology #pediatrics #kidshealth #hearthealth

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“Our 20 week sonogram showed that something was wrong," says Carolyn, mom of 3-year-old Charlie. After hearing those words and receiving an incorrect diagnosis from a local hospital, Carolyn was referred to Children’s National, where she learned that her baby boy would be born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome #HLHS.“Dr. Donofrio was extremely reassuring when she told us that there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to take home a healthy kid,” says Carolyn. “That’s when my perspective of his condition changed for the better.” 😄Charlie’s treatment included prenatal monitoring and three open heart surgeries after he was born.While Charlie’s condition is limiting, it doesn’t stop him from enjoying everyday activities. Some of Charlie’s favorite activities include playing with his friends, creating art projects 🖍🖌and baking cookies 🍪#HeartMonth #HeartsatChildrens #Heartwarrior #Zipperstrong

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