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Awards and Recognition

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Ranked #5 in the Nation and Ranked in All 10 Specialties

Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care to our patients and families. In fact, Children’s National Hospital is ranked #5 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Newsweek Recognizes Children’s National as One of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals

Newsweek has named Children's National Hospital the 11th best children's hospital in the world. Their rankings intend to help families know which hospitals have the most accomplished physicians and diagnosticians and offer the highest level of care. 

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.

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.