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    Leader in Care

    Throughout the Washington, DC, region, the nation and the world, Children’s National Health System is recognized for our expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

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    Our desire to provide the most compassionate clinical care is complemented by our dedication to improving treatments and the quality of life for patients and their families.

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    Several specially trained people dedicated to children’s medicine care for your child, working together to give your family the best possible treatment.

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US News Honor Roll

Ranked #1 for Babies and Top 10 Overall, Children’s National Health System Earns National Recognition in U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals Survey

Children’s National is proud to be named #1 for newborn intensive care in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey and ranked among the Top 10 children’s hospitals overall. What makes us the best choice for care in the nation’s capital? Expertise that’s focused on children’s unique needs and support for every family.

Children’s National Health System to Launch Rheumatic Heart Disease Eradication Effort with $3.7 Million Grant from American Heart Association

Children’s National Health System has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to launch a Rheumatic Heart Disease Center, with the goal of developing innovative strategies and economic incentives to improve the prevention and diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in high-risk, financially disadvantaged countries and low-income communities across the United States.

Single Assessment to Capture Children’s Cognitive and Social Flexibility Measures Flexible Thinking

Researchers from Children’s National Health System and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a new measure of children’s flexible thinking, the Flexibility Scale. This tool is the first to provide a measurement that captures links between cognitive skills and social functioning in children and directly addresses social flexibility, which is fundamental to a child’s ability to make friends and be successful in school.