Children’s National Health System

About the hospital

Children’s National Health System is the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C. area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region. They offer expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in D.C. and in the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. With a Level I pediatric trauma center and a pediatric critical care transport program, Children’s National has 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 the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Kaiser Permanente is proud to partner with Children’s National because of their commitment to providing the highest quality of care and maintaining high standards of excellence in the care of children.

111 Michigan Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, DC 20010

(202) 476-5000

Awards & accolades

2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report named Children’s National among the top five children’s hospitals in the nation and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties.

2015 Children’s National was once again designated a Magnet® hospital in 2015. Only 7 percent of hospitals nationwide earn Magnet® status, awarded for excellence in nursing and patient care.

2018 Children’s National is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation to be named a “Top Hospital” by Leapfrog Group for providing high quality healthcare to patients.

Awards & accolades

Bone and Marrow Transplant

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Cardiovascular Surgery

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders


Fetal Medicine Institute

Genetics and Rare Disease Institute

Interventional Cardiac MRI

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Neonates

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neurofibromatosis Care and Research