About the Hospital
Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National Hospital is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in neonatology, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National Hospital is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National Hospital is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.
Year Founded: 1870