Awards and Recognition

Female doctor tests baby boy's reflexes while his mother holds him in her lap.

Ranked #1 in Neonatology and Among the Top 10 Children’s Hospitals in the United States

Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care to our patients and families. In fact, for five years in a row, Children’s National Hospital has been ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, as well as #1 in Neonatology.

One of the 100 Great Hospitals in America

Children’s National was named to the 2020 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

Excellence in Nursing

We're among an elite group to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet®-designated hospital – its highest recognition. Just 7 percent of hospitals in the United States receive this designation, and such hospitals have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications, improved patient and employee safety and higher patient and staff satisfaction. At Children’s National, nurses partner in the decision-making, implementation and evaluation of the art and science of patient care. Our nurses continually evaluate care challenges and improvements that result in enhanced outcomes for the patient, the family and the organization. Children’s National President and CEO Kurt Newman says, “Our nurses’ hard work and dedication to their profession and to children is shown in the extraordinary care they provide every day.” 

Leaders in NIH Research Funding

Children’s National ranks seventh among pediatric institutions for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency.