About Children’s National Health System
Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group.
With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet(r) designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve.
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Children’s Health Board
Founded in 1886, the Children’s Health Board (CHB) is a non-profit organization established to “keep the well child well,” protecting the health of children by supporting programs that provide health care through prevention, intervention and education. CHB supports Children’s National Health System through outreach, advocacy and fundraising.
In 2006, CHB pledged $1,000,000 as the founding sponsor of the Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI) to proactively address health threats impacting children and serve as an influential national voice in the development of child health policy. Through its annual grants program, CHB also supports numerous health initiatives in Children’s community clinics in Shaw, Adams Morgan and Anacostia.
In 2009, CHB also made a $500,000 commitment to become a founding sponsor of the Obesity Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, which will lead the effort to create innovative solutions to threats to children’s health caused by being overweight and obese, through treatment, advocacy and public policy, research, and education.
For more information on the Children’s Health Board, please contact:
Bonnie Norman, President of the Childrens Health Board