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About Us

As the leading pediatric health system in the Washington, D.C., area, we are dedicated to caring for children and our community. 

Children's National Hospital is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked best in the Mid-Atlantic for neonatology, cancer, and neurology and neurosurgery. We're also ranked in all 10 specialties, with top 10 honors in neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and diabetes and endocrinology. This recognition of our commitment to bringing health and well-being to all children continues to inspire our teams. 

As home to the Children’s National Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National receives more than 70% of its research funding from federal agencies, including 60% from the National Institutes of Health.

In 2019, the HSC Health Care System became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Children's National. It has a health plan, pediatric specialty hospital, home health agency, rehabilitative therapy centers and parent foundation that combine to serve people with complex healthcare needs and eliminate barriers to health services.

We’re recognized as committed advocates for children on local, state and federal health policy. In fact, we’re often the first at the table when pediatric healthcare legislation is being developed.

Children and their families who come to Children’s National also get to experience our partnership with Disney. Disney uses the best of its storytelling, beloved characters and creativity to create a more personal and comforting experience for children. See how this initiative comes to life at Children's National.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We strive to create an environment of inclusiveness and mutual respect for our staff, our patients and their families. Learn about our initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Awards and Recognition

From top ranking by U.S. News & World Report to ANCC Magnet designation, Children’s National Hospital consistently earns industry awards and recognition.

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Our Health System

From primary care to intensive care, we practice award-winning medicine at state-of-the-art facilities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Our Leadership

The team steering our health system toward the future brings a unique combination of clinical and business experience.

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Our History

Learn more about our history, our growth and our continuing commitment to the nation’s children.

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Boards of Directors

Community leaders and nationally-recognized experts assist our Leadership Team in implementing our mission. View the Boards of Directors who help Children’s National meet the needs of children and their families.

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Facts at a Glance

Our Fast Facts provides you with everything you need to know about Children’s National – from our locations to our specialty care programs to our research initiatives.

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Annual Reports

Discover detailed information about the institutes, centers and departments at Children’s National.

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Commanders Partnership

Children’s National is a proud pediatric partner of the Washington Commanders, empowering kids in the region and helping them Grow Up Stronger.

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Quality and Safety

At Children’s National Hospital, we aim to provide safe, quality care to all of our patients.

Get to Know Our Hospital Apps

Children's National has developed several apps to help families navigate their child's healthcare journey. Discover vital resources within each app, from our patient portal to the Race for Every Child and more.