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Childrens National Hospital becomes first pediatric hospital designated a Center of Excellence by Focused Ultrasound Foundation

More precise, less invasive and less painful surgery with lower risk of complications and no radiation exposure – these are some of the benefits of treating pediatric tumors with Magnetic Resonance Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU). And now the Focused Ultrasound Foundation has designated Children’s National Hospital as the first global pediatric Center of Excellence (COE) for using this technology to help patients with specific types of childhood tumors.

Magnet Recognition Program

Children’s National Hospital was designed as a Magnet organization in 2019 and 2015 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In October 2020, Children’s National is applying for re-designation.
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Children with no COVID-19 symptoms may shed virus for weeks

Two of Children’s National experts were invited to offer commentary on a South Korean study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, that offers new insights into the role of children as potential vectors for the COVID-19 virus.

Nate Lesser joins Childrens National Hospital as Chief Information Security Officer

After a nationwide search, Children’s National Hospital is pleased to announce it has appointed Nate Lesser as the new chief information security officer (CISO). Lesser will lead the execution of the hospital’s comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and roadmap. Lesser has 20 years of experience in a wide array of technical and leadership roles addressing issues of cybersecurity, privacy and risk management.