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Children’s National Health System Only Washington, DC, Hospital Named to Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America

June 06, 2016

Washington, DC - Children’s National Health System was named to the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

The list featured hospitals that are well known for quality, innovation and research, world-class patient care, and a dedication to their local communities.

"We are honored to be recognized alongside many of our colleagues from well-respected hospitals across the country," said Kurt Newman, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s National. "This distinction is a testament to the hard work and dedication our teams bring to improving the lives of our patients every day."

The Becker’s editorial team chose hospitals like Children’s National based on their rankings and awards from other reputable sources including U.S. New & World Report, the Leapfrog Group, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This past year, Children's National was named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital for its high-quality patient care and safety.

The health system also received Magnet® designation for a second time, a recognition reserved only for hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. Only seven percent of hospitals across the country achieve Magnet® status.

Children’s National also was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Additionally, the depth of research taking place at Children’s National has made it one of the nation's top funded pediatric institutions by the National Institutes of Health.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication providing business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. The full list of "100 Great Hospitals in America" can be found here.

Contact: Emily Hartman at 202-476-4500

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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