COVID-19 Update:Learn more about how we are protecting our patients, families and staff, as well as other important facts about COVID-19.
Leader in Care
Throughout the Washington, D.C, region, the nation and the world, Children’s National Hospital is recognized for our expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.Read more
Prolonged levels of stress and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to altering key features of fetal brain development — even if the mother was not infected by the virus.
Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited Children’s National Hospital Monday afternoon to meet with healthcare workers and learn more about burnout.
The findings of a new pre-clinical study published in The Journal of Neuroscience are helping pave the way toward better understanding, prevention and recovery of neonatal brain injuries.
The District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) has awarded a new five-year contract for the Child and Adolescent Supplemental Security Income Program (CASSIP) to Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN).
This is the first study to shed light on an important link between altered in-utero fetal brain development and the long-term cognitive development consequences for fetuses exposed to high levels of toxic stress during pregnancy.
The impact of social media on children is once again front and center. During the pandemic, experts noticed the increase in functional tic-like disorders and suggested an association with the rise in popularity of social media videos on TikTok. Many teenagers who viewed a high number of Tourette syndrome (TS) TikTok videos during the COVID-19 pandemic portrayed similar tic-like behaviors.
Recognizing the continued gap in the development and commercialization of medical devices for children versus adults, the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCCPDI), in collaboration with MedTech Innovator, is accepting applications through April 22, 2022, for its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition. Recognizing the wide range of unmet needs for diagnostic and therapeutic devices designed especially for children, this year’s competition is open to any innovation in medical technology that addresses a significant unmet need in pediatric medical care.
Children’s National Hospital has opened a new telehealth command center that uses cutting-edge technology to keep continuous watch over the most fragile children with critical heart disease.
Children’s National Hospital has received a perfect score of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). This is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
Children with prediabetes and diabetes who are experiencing food insecurity will be able to leave their Children's National Hospital visits with nutritious groceries from an on-site “food pharmacy.”