Facts About Children's
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The components of Children’s National include:
Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area, and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for nearly 140 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in developing and providing innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.
- Children’s Hospital, which features 303 beds most in private rooms. Of those beds, 54 are in the level IV Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The hospital also features a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; a Neuro Intensive Care Unit; and a Level I pediatric trauma center which serves three states; a critical care transport team via ambulance, helicopter*, and fixed-wing airplane;
- Eight Regional Outpatient Centers that provide specialty care around the Beltway;
- The largest primary care program in the District of Columbia, including seven health centers and three mobile units, as well as several owned pediatric practices throughout the area;
- Children’s National Health Network with more than 900 affiliated pediatricians;
- Several Research Institutes, including the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, the Heart Institute, the Brain Tumor Institute, the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute, and our flagship Children’s Research Institute, a national leader in translational, basic, clinical, and community research programs;
- Numerous programs focused on school health services, mobile health services, community partnerships, and safety campaigns.
Patients from around the region, nation, and world seek the care and treatment of Children’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals. Enhanced by our location in the nation’s capital, we serve as a voice and advocate for all children.
Clinical Specialties/Programs Offered by Children’s National
Children’s National is proudly ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National also has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve.
Allergy and Immunology
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)
Children’s National Heart Institute
• Cardiac Anesthesia
• Cardiac Catheterisation
• Cardiac Critical Care
• Cardiac Surgery
• Heart Transplantation
Child and Adolescent Care Program
Complex Care Program
Critical Care Medicine
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Endocrinology and Diabetes
Environmental Health and Lead Exposure Program
Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
Fetal and Transitional Medicine
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
General and Thoracic Surgery
•Children’s Health Centers
•Mobile Health Program
Genetics and Metabolism
Hearing and Speech
•Weight-Loss Surgery Program
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Respiratory Care Services
Spina Bifida/Spinal Defects Program
Surgery, General and Thoracic
Trauma and Burns
| Annual admissions to the hospital
| Average length of stay
| Number of outpatients
| Number of inpatients
|Total Outpatient visits
Visits to off-campus Outpatient Centers
Visits to on-campus Outpatient Clinics
Visits to Children’s Health Centers
Emergency Department visits
Evaluation and Treatment Unit
|Surgical cases performed
Children’s Hospital-Sheikh Zayed Campus
Ambulatory Surgery Center in Montgomery County
Procedures performed at Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC.
|Diagnostic imaging procedures performed
|Laboratory tests performed
Physicians (including faculty and clinical associates)
Physicians in training
Volunteers: 944 individuals donated 60,000 hours of service
229 parents from 22 countries around the world sought care for their children at Children’s National.
Children’s National provided approximately $41.3 million in uncompensated care.
- The Injury Prevention Program performed a total of 270 car seat inspections in 2012.
- Nurses of the Children’s School Services (CSS) Program had more than 365,674 health suite encounters with District of Columbia public school and public charter students. (CSS does not service all public charter schools.)
- The Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, a federally funded program of Children’s National, provides expert consultation to all 50 states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to assist in improving their state’s infrastructure to adequately care for children in an emergency.
- The Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, a program of Children’s National, provided on-site and off-site technical assistance and expert consultation to all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
- Safe Kids Worldwide, launched by Children’s National in 1987, works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children 14 years and younger, through a global network of organizations.
- There are more than 350 research projects at Children’s National.
- Nearly 80 percent of Children’s research funding comes from federal agencies, including 53 percent from the National Institutes of Health.
- Children’s researchers are investigating a multitude of diseases, including:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries and protection
- Brain tumors
- Cerebral Palsy
- Congenital heart disease
- Fetal development
- Inflammatory disease
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Muscular dystrophies
- Obesity and type 2 diabetes
- Pain medicine
- Renal tumors
- Sickle cell disease
- Stem cell transplantation
- Urea cycle disorders
(Facts and statistics are based on Fiscal Year 2012)
- Clinical training is provided to 101 pediatric residents and 137 fellows and other graduate trainees each year.
- Each year, pediatric training is provided for approximately 180 third-year medical students from George Washington University (GWU), 48 third-year medical students from Howard University, and 100 fourth-year students from GWU and other medical schools.
*STAT MedEvac is a Direct Air Carrier, E3MA774L, that arranges and coordinates the operation of air ambulance services. All flights are operated by STAT MedEvac.