Children's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000+ employees provide world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children's National is a Magnet® designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.

Our Mission

Since our inception, Children's National has been committed to improving the lives of children everywhere through Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education.

We accomplish this through:

  • Providing a quality healthcare experience for our patients and families
  • Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally
  • Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges

Our Vision

Children's medicine isn't just what we do, it's all we do and we will set the standard of excellence for the care of children. Our vision is:

  • To lead the nation in advancing the health and well-being of all children.
  • To be a premier pediatric health system, with leadership in advocacy, research, education, and clinical care.
  • To set the standard in delivering the highest quality care, in ways that put the child at the center

Our employees are the heart and soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

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About Us

We are experts in the care of children.

Children's National Health System, located in Washington, DC, is a leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Serving the nation's children for more than 140 years, Children's National is the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area.

Providing world-class care to children is not just part of what we do, it's all we do. Our staff takes the time to listen, address needs, and hear concerns of patients and families.

Children's internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals log more than 360,000 visits annually for patients who come from throughout the region, nation, and world. As one of the largest employers in the region, Children's National has more than 6,000 employees, including 1,500 nurses and 900 physicians.

We believe that children everywhere should have the best chance at a bright future.

Children's National is the largest provider of pediatric care in the District of Columbia and as a non-profit health system, we have a mission to serve all children regardless of ability to pay. Each year, Children's National provides more than $46 million in uncompensated care.

We are committed to improving the lives of children everywhere.

Children's National serves as the regional referral center for pediatric emergency, trauma, cancer, cardiac, and critical care as well as neonatology, orthopaedic surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery. The Telemedicine Program at Children's National provides distance learning and more than 1,000 consultations annually to regional and international providers. Our experts also train the next generation of pediatric healthcare professionals by training more than 200 residents and fellows annually.

We are applying innovative thinking to help solve issues faced by children here and around the world.

With an internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare and research professionals, Children's has one of the top federally funded pediatric research centers in the country. Children's National is home to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is home to the only Clinical and Translational Science Award led by a pediatric hospital.

We are dedicated to meeting a child's unique physical and emotional needs by providing the highest quality care designed with kids in mind.

Recognized for clinical excellence, Children's National is ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and is Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest level of recognition for nursing. All three of Children's Intensive Care Units are recipients of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Our focus on continuing education for our staff is key to innovation and continuing to provide the best in world-class care.

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Our Culture

We are committed to being among the safest pediatric hospital in America. This commitment serves as the foundation of our strategic plan as we strive to excel in quality, research, and customer service.

We strive to keep our patients, families, and employees safe and provide care in a setting where patients and families can expect excellent service and are treated with kindness and compassion.

We strive to provide world-class care in the safest environment. We believe that patients, parents, and families are a vital part of the healthcare team. We empower them to help us keep their child safe and listen when they voice a concern or share an opinion.

We are honest with the families and patients we care for. We respect their right to be made aware of risks and we strive to empower them to make informed health related decisions. If we learn that we have made a mistake, we apologize and provide fair, accurate, and complete information.

We are dedicated to continuous improvement of patient safety, quality of care, and operating and clinical practices.

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Children's National Health System provides an excellent benefits package focused on meeting the needs of our growing workforce. Below is a brief summary of the benefits we offer. Specific plan information is available from the Human Resources department. Benefits are available to employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week in a benefits budgeted position.

Benefits include health insurance options, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement plans, educational assistance, employee reward and recognition programs, life and disability insurance, employee assistance programs, leave, flexible spending accounts, parking, and additional benefits.

In addition to offering its employees an exciting work environment, Children's National Health System also offers additional benefits including direct deposit of pay, occupational health services, and more.

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