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Joe Biden and Jill Biden read to children


President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden Visited Children’s National

During their visit, the President and First Lady read to young patients, visited the cardiac intensive care unit’s new telehealth command center and thanked hospital staff for their heroic work.

Nurse examines young child


65 Children's National Physicians Named 2022 "Top Doctors"

Washingtonian magazine’s 2022 "Top Doctors" list highlights the region’s best physicians across a wide array of specialties. Our physicians were nominated by their peers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Mom helps boy blow his nose

Rise and Shine

COVID-19 vs. RSV vs. Flu: How to Tell the Difference

COVID-19, the flu and respiratory viruses such as RSV have similar symptoms. But there are a few differences that can help you determine why your child is sick. Read more to learn how you can protect your family.

I would tell any other parent who is considering coming to Children’s National to lean on your care team here because for them it is more than a job.
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Recognized experts in pediatric health


Ranked #5 in the Nation and #1 for Newborn Care

Children's National is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked #1 for newborns in the United States and we're the best pediatric hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the Mid-Atlantic.

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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.