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Participants in the Race for Every Child


Join the Race for Every Child 2023

We race to help children grow up stronger. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 at Freedom Plaza or virtually for our annual 5K and Kids Dash.

Michelle Riley-Brown


Children's National Hospital Announces a New President and CEO

The Children's National Board of Directors names Michelle Riley-Brown, MHA, FACHE, as the new president and CEO following Kurt Newman, M.D., who is retiring after 11 years. 

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Children’s National Named One of the Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Newsweek recognized us as one of America's best workplaces for diversity in 2023. We're honored that our commitment to compassion and equity has created a culture of respect and inclusion for our employees.

I really appreciate the approach at Children’s National... I feel like I’m really being seen and addressing all parts of it – mental and emotional.
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Recognized experts in pediatric health


Ranked #5 in the Nation and Ranked in All 10 Specialties

Children's National is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked in all 10 specialties, and we're ranked best in the Mid-Atlantic for neonatology, cancer, and neurology and neurosurgery.

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Recognition in Patient-Centered Care

All Children’s National primary care practices in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have received National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.

Magnet Recognized

Our Care Earns Nursing’s Highest Honors

Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet® status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care. This designation affirms our commitment to family-centered care.