Learn More About Children's National Hospital

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870.

Fast facts about Children's National:

  • Children’s National provides more than $66 MILLION in uncompensated care EVERY year

  • Every child in our area gets the same level of care regardless of their family’s insurance or ability to pay

  • Children’s National diagnoses 300 children with cancer every year. That’s 225 kids whose childhood will be drastically altered.

  • Children’s National treats more than 230,000 children each year with more than 660,000 visits each year!

  • Children’s National performs more than 17,000 surgical procedures each year

  • Children’s National has one the of busiest pediatric emergency rooms in the COUNTRY. They see more than 300 kids a day on average.
  • Children’s National is the only hospital in the region with pediatric-only trained flight teams — ready to provide critical treatment on the way to the hospital and in the air thanks to SkyBear, the Children’s National helicopter

Children’s National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and 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 is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National 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.