Children’s National Medical Center
(formerly referred to as DC Children’s Hospital), is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C.
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, area and the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta . Located just north of the McMillan Reservoir and Howard University, it shares grounds with Washington Hospital Center
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, National Rehabilitation Center, and the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It is a not-for-profit institution that holds 283 beds, 54 of which are level III C NICU bassinets. Children’s National cares for patients through more than 360,000 visits each year and is the regional referral center for pediatric emergency, trauma, cancer, cardiac, and critical care as well as neonatology, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery.
Children's National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report
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and The Leapfrog Group. Business Week featured the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit in July 2008 .
Services and Programs
Division of Oncology
: The Division of Oncology at Children’s National Medical Center strives to cure cancer and minimize the side effects of treatment. Children’s National has access to Children’s Oncology Group’s Phase I trials and Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium protocols.
Children’s National Heart Institute
: The Institute is made up of the departments of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Intensive Care, and Cardiac Anesthesia. Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventionalists, cardiac intensivists, anesthesiologists, and fetal heart specialists care for a wide range of congenital heart problems .
Children's National Division of Neurosurgery
: The neurosurgery team tackles complex cases using image-guided surgery, gamma knife, and minimally invasive approaches. The Division of Neurology at Children’s National treats a range of pediatric conditions, including autism, brain tumors, epilepsy, headaches, learning disabilities, migraines, movement disorders, neonatal neurology, neurogenetic diseases, neuromuscular diseases, stroke, and white matter diseases .
Children's National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
: The 54-bed NICU is the region’s only level III C and is housed in new facilities with private patient rooms. The NICU provides care for premature infants, and premature and term infants with respiratory distress/failure and sepsis or septic shock .
Children’s Research Institute
: Children’s Research Institute is a top ranked pediatric research institution in terms of overall National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Principal investigators and physicians work side by side..
Mobile Giving Campaign
In July 2008, Children’s National Medical Center partnered with the Washington Nationals
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of Major League Baseball to promote the Medical Center’s mobile giving campaign, which allows donations to be made via text message In July 2009, Nick Jonas
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of the Jonas Brothers
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created a public service announcement encouraging people to support the diabetes program at Children's National Medical Center.