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As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Health System is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. We accomplish this through: Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally and internationally Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges
With a health care experience designed around kids' unique needs, we’re the premier provider of pediatric servicesin the Washington, DC metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. Last year, we saw more than 219,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland, and Virginia as well as from across the country and around the world.
Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the country’s top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report, and is Magnet (r) designated for excellence in nursing.
We’ve also earned a global reputation for pioneering new therapies and treatments, including heart, cancer, neurology, and general surgery innovations. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is ranked seventh in NIH research funding for pediatric institutions.
We’re also 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.