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Becker’s Healthcare names Children’s National to its list of 2018 “100 great hospitals in America”

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON–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.

Becker's 100 Great Hospitals in America 2018

“It‘s an incredible honor to be named to the list for the third year in a row along with so many other prestigious hospitals and health systems from across the country,” says Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children’s National. “This a testament to the excellent work provided by our entire care team and to their dedication to delivering the highest quality health care to children.”

The Becker’s editorial team chooses hospitals like Children’s National, based on their rankings and awards from other reputable sources. One of the top seven pediatric hospitals in NIH funding, Children’s National also was named to the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll and the Neonatology program was ranked #1 out of more than 1500 neonatal intensive care units coast to coast.

In addition, Children’s National was named a 2017 Leapfrog Group Top Hospital, is a two time Magnet® designated hospital and is recognized for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Media contact: Simone Hunter | (301) 244-6730 | (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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