Superstars visit Children’s National
December 10, 2011
Washington, DC – Pop superstar Justin Bieber, teen actress Victoria Justice, and late-night television host Conan O’Brien visited patients at Children’s National Medical Center this afternoon. They were in town to perform in the 30th annual Christmas in Washington concert, which benefits Children's National.
The celebrities visited with patients and families from throughout the hospital for an hour, spreading cheer and best wishes to kids who might not be home for the holidays.
“It is so wonderful to have entertainers of this caliber take time out of their busy schedules to visit with our kids,” said Kurt D. Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “At Children’s National we appreciate special connections like this that make it possible for our kids to enjoy the holidays. We never forget who we are caring for, and we appreciate that these celebrities recognize our important mission.”
Christmas in Washington, featuring Bieber, Justice, O'Brien, Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green, and the Band Perry, airs on TNT December16 at 8:00 PM eastern.
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About Children's National Health System
Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.
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