About Childrens National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center (formerly DC Children’s Hospital) is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C. area. Located just north of the McMillan Reservoir and Howard University, it shares grounds with Washington Hospital Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital, and the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It is a not-for-profit institution that holds 303 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. Childrens National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and The Leapfrog Group. Business Week featured the hospitals neonatal intensive care unit in July 2008. Childrens National is a teaching hospital of The George Washington University School of Medicine. 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.