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Awards and Recognition

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Newsweek Names Children's National One of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Newsweek named Children’s National Hospital one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024, the second such distinction in the two years the list has existed. We received 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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. Additionally, Children's National is ranked #1 in neonatology and is Magnet®-designated for excellence in nursing.

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Washingtonian Names 67 Children's National Physicians to 2023 "Top Doctors" List

The magazine’s 2023 "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.

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Northern Virginia Magazine Names Children's National Physicians to "Top Doctors" List

The annual "Top Doctors" list features care providers across several specialties who were nominated by their peers from eight local hospitals.

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Newsweek Recognizes Children’s National as One of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals

Newsweek has named Children's National Hospital the 14th best children's hospital in the world. Their rankings intend to help families know which hospitals have the most accomplished physicians and diagnosticians and offer the highest level of care.

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Children’s National Receives Sustainability Award for Reducing Anesthetic Gases

The D.C. Department of Energy & Environment has awarded Children’s National for its work in reducing anesthetic gases that contribute to ozone depletion and greenhouse warming.

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Human Rights Campaign Foundation Names Children's National Hospital a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

This is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

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Children's Receives AAHRPP Accreditation

Children’s has earned AAHRPP accreditation, which indicates that our organization follows rigorous standards for the ethics, quality and protection of human subjects.

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Excellence in Nursing

We're among an elite group to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital—its highest recognition.

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Level 1 Surgery Verification

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.

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Leaders in NIH Research Funding

Children’s National ranks #7 among pediatric institutions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. More than 70% of our overall research funding comes from federal agencies.

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The Bear Institute for Health Innovation

The Bear Institute is a first-of-its kind pediatric health information technology (IT) institute that builds innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes. 

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