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About Us

Children's National Hospital is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We're ranked #1 for newborns and we're the best pediatric hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the Mid-Atlantic. What's more, we ranked in all 10 specialties, with top 10 honors in neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, nephrology, orthopedics, 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.