What patients and families need to know
Children’s National Health System has been named to the 2018 Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 great hospitals in America” for the third consecutive year. Children’s National is one of 11 pediatric hospitals named to this year’s list, which features hospitals that have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff member and physician satisfaction.
We're happy to announce that our relocated Children's National Frederick is now seeing patients, increasing families' access to care in the community.
Nominations for Northern Virginia Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors” are generated by a peer survey and panels from eight local hospitals. Each panel nominated the doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, patient access, training and quality of records.
We're happy to announce that our Spring Valley Outpatient Center has moved to a new location in Friendship Heights, and is now offering expanded services for allergy and immunology patients.
Children’s National has one of the largest and most experienced multidisciplinary epilepsy programs in the country with a range of programs specializing in new onset epilepsy, the Ketogenic diet, intractable epilepsy, neuroinflammation, neurogenetics, epilepsy surgery, and more.
As patients with congenital heart disease move from pediatric to adult care, they often do not receive the specialty care they need. Children’s National Health System is helping rectify that problem, thanks to a unique collaboration.
With the effects of Congenital Zika syndrome manifesting in infants as more than microcephaly, rather a pattern of congenital anomalies, including intracranial and other brain or eye anomalies, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated guidelines for physicians monitoring the development of infants born to mothers with a possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Help address your child’s health care needs at school by preparing your medications and medical plans and communicating effectively.
On August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse. People across the United States will fall under the path of this rare solareclipse, and depending on their location, may witness a total solar eclipse. Eye safety is very important when viewing a solareclipse. Without safe viewing and appropriate eye protection, permanent eye damage can occur. Eye experts at Children’sNational have provided some vital information on what you can expect to see and how to view the eclipse safely.
According to the 2011 National Survey of Children’s Health, at least ten percent of children in 49 out of the 50 states are obese. And this number has only risen in the years since, putting millions of people at risk of developing adverse health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, fatty liver disease, acid reflux, joint pain and more. The disease is particularly prevalent in Washington D.C., in which more than 50% of all adults and 20% of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese – some of the highest numbers across the country.
Children’s National hosts and participates in many continuing education events throughout the year for health care providers, including Grand Rounds, Virtual Lunch and Learns, conferences and symposiums.Learn more