A World-Renowned Pediatric Hospital (in Your Backyard)

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D.C. parents and caregivers: Do you know how lucky you are?! You may have worries, but a stellar pediatric hospital close to home isn’t one. Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. is dedicated exclusively to pediatrics with experts specializing in treating kids and kids only. They’re celebrating 150 years of pediatric care, research and commitment to community. Interesting fact: Volunteers opened the hospital in 1870 with 12 beds to care for Civil War orphans. Read on to learn more about this incredible pediatric hospital, practically in your backyard!

Learn more and help your loved ones grow stong with Children’s National Hospital.

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“We’re No 1!”

Children’s National Hospital is among the top children’s hospitals in the United States. They’re also ranked number 1 for newborn care for the fourth straight year and as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report—that’s no simple feat. They’ve helped children from around the world and their pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care.

(Another) humble brag: Children’s National is Magnet®-designated for excellence in nursing.

And there’s even more praise: Children’s National has attained Level 1 Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons, a distinction that recognizes surgery centers that have improved surgical quality, prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives.

Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine, and they just keep getting better.

Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.


Innovative & Cutting-Edge Care

Children’s National has earned a (well-deserved) global reputation for pioneering new therapies and treatments, including heart, cancer, neurology and general surgery innovations. It ranks seventh among pediatric institutions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. 

This a huge deal: They’re recognized as committed advocates for children on local, state and federal health policy. They’re often the first at the table when pediatric healthcare legislation is being developed.

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As if Their Well-Deserved Accolades Weren’t Enough

Construction is soon to be completed on the Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus, the first in the nation dedicated to pediatric research. Children’s National has been designated twice as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. 

Now that you’ve learned Children’s National offers expert care, here’s a bonus: It’s also convenient care. This pediatric academic health system utilizes a community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs.

One last cool thing: They have a parenting site geared towards keeping your kids healthy called Rise and Shine. Topics and advice come straight from their experts that parents can interact with by submitting questions, taking quizzes, and more!


Learn more and help your loved ones grow up strong with Children’s National Hospital.


—Jamie Aderski



Disclaimer:   Please note that the information provided on this site is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your child’s unique symptoms. Always seek the advice of your pediatrician or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any medical condition. If you believe that your child is having a medical emergency dial 911 for assistance.