2017

AAP counsels pediatricians to focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids

Because obesity affects one in six U.S. children and adolescents, there is a pressing need to identify the subset of overweight or obese kids at the highest risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic complications and to direct interventions to them. Since frameworks used to identify adults at heightened risk for such complications are a poor fit for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends that pediatricians instead focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity.

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 achieves Stage 6 recognition from HIMSS Analytics

Children’s National Health System has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics for reaching Stage 6 status on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM), an achievement reached by only 32 percent of the nation’s more than 5,400 hospitals. Serving children and families in the Washington area for nearly 150 years, Children’s National Health System, is a renowned leader in pediatric medicine and recognized globally for the development and implementation of innovative treatments.

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.