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Children's National Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for more than 130 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Serving as an advocate for all children, Children’s is the largest non-governmental provider of pediatric care in the District of Columbia, providing more than $50 million in uncompensated care. In addition, Children's serves as 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 proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Career Opportunities
Children’s National Medical Center and its physicians have been recognized with many awards and distinctions, including:

  • Children's is currently 11th in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s best pediatric institutions.
  • Children’s Research Institute ranks 9th for most highly funded NIH pediatric institutions in the country
  • Children’s National Medical Center is one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country named to The Leapfrog Group’s 2007 Top Hospitals, based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey. Children’s National is the only pediatric hospital selected from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to receive this designation.
  • Children’s National Medical Center’s IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia) program received the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management from the US Environmental Protection Agency, May 2006
  • Haynes Rice Community Service Award presented for meritorious service to improve the health status of the communities served by DCHA members by demonstrating leadership to solve problems and overcome barriers to cooperative action (Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health Generations Program)
  • 2006 Children’s Environmental Health Recognition Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency presented to the Mid Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE)
  • ASPHO Board of Trustees, 2006- 2009
  • Honors Edition, Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, 2005-2006
  • Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, received the Health Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association, 2006.
  • Mendel Tuchman, MD, was the 2006 recipient of the Robert Guthrie Award for Advances in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics given by the American Association for Mental Retardation.
  • Roger Packer, MD, executive director, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, was awarded the Raimondi Medal of Honor by the Midwest Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. This award is given to honor a researcher who has made a significant contribution to the field of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.

Marketing and Advertising Awards

  • Children’s received the 2006 Greystone Best in Class Award for Most Innovative Use of Technology for a Web Site
  • CRI Annual Report, Aspire Research received a Bronze medal for 2006 in the Non-Profit/Government Annual Report category of the Summit Creative Awards
  • Children’s 2006 Annual Report, Aspire for Me, received a Silver Aster Award
  • Gold Award presented by Aster Awards to Design Central for the 2005 Children’s Annual Report
  • Communicator Awards - Award of Distinction and an Award of Merit for publications and the Annual Report
  • ADDY Awards in the following categories: Out-of-Home, Consumer Magazine, Newspaper, Television and Illustration Campaign

2005 Awards

  • Children’s National Medical Center was ranked as one of America’s top 10 pediatric institutions by U.S.News & World Report for 2005
  • Honors Edition, Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, 2004-2005
  • The Generations Program received the Haynes Rice Community Service Award from the DC Hospital Association, November 2005
Our Mission and Vision
Children's Mission Statement
Children's National Medical Center will:

  • Improve health outcomes for children regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Be a leader in creating innovative solutions to pediatric healthcare problems.
  • Excel in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families.

Children's Vision Statement
Children's National Medical Center will set the standards of excellence for the care of children.

  • We will serve as the voice for the most vulnerable among us: our children.
  • We will lead the quest to cure some of childhood's most devastating diseases.
  • We will prepare the nation's future leaders in child health.
  • We will be the children's hospital against which all others are measured.

Children’s Child-Centered Vision
By incorporating feedback from our families, we have developed our first child-centered vision, which looks at the hospital experience through a child's eyes. Healing a child's body, mind and spirit takes more than medicine: it takes a team to fulfill a family's dream.

  • My hospital is a bright and happy place that feels like home.
  • My providers, my family and I are a team, and everyone’s job is important.
  • The way my hospital works was built around me.
  • My providers don’t all look alike.
  • My hospital is my family’s connection to everything I need for my health, whether they provide it or blaze a trail to it.