This makes me hurt I cannot separate the doctors from the nursing staff.
However after a major integrity violation by a nurse I cannot in good conscience
Here, I must say I've never been to a hospital where everyone is so friendly and helpful. Dr. Langdon was so e...asy to talk to and is like a breath of fresh air. I'm thankful for her and all the great staff! Thank you!
We were admitted to the 7th floor. Rachel (the floor supervisor
Our daughter was in the hospital for 4 days, not as long as others have to stay, but long enough. We were very impressed with how clean and kid friendly the hospital was. The grab and go cafe has extremely weird hours, but if they were closed, we would hit up the cafeteria or vending machines for what we were looking for. There are also many restaurant
Meet Jonathan, one of the stars of our newest commercial and a real patient of Children’s National. Jon was only 3 years old when he came down with kidney failure in the 1940s. His options were extremely limited, as kidney transplants were not yet performed, but he found Children’s and was admitted 28 times for treatment. Jon has been volunteering at Children’s for nearly 20 years to give back to the place that helped him grow up stronger. Learn all about Jon’s story and what stronger means to him in this short video and click here to watch more inspiring stories from our patients: http://spr.ly/6187DuN1B
A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease. Follow these tips to help your family get heart healthy. ❤️
Pre-sports screenings may help detect serious heart conditions, but they also may increase false alarms. Do we really need heart screenings for youth sports? See what Dr. Charles Berul advises here:
Caleb was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) as an infant and underwent three surgeries. Today, he is a healthy 3-year-old who loves to wrestle, throw balls, tackle and play sports with his brothers! Check out Caleb’s inspiring #HeartMonth story via Northern Virginia Magazine: http://spr.ly/6183Du127
“I just love kids. And I get to be a part of the process of helping kids get better, helping families transition to home life and helping them learn how to take care of these extremely complex kids, who a lot of people would be afraid to break, but these kids are actually the strongest people out there. They’re so strong. This job gives me perspective: It’s inspiring and incredible to see the strength of my patients and their families.”
Nurse Lilly Kawar has worked as an RN o...n the Heart and Kidney Unit for the past six years. Early in her nursing career, she lost a patient she had grown close to during a traumatic code, and for months afterwards questioned why she chose to work in nursing. After a lot of prayer, thought and reflection, Lilly decided to work in palliative care. “God told me that my job is to bridge the gap between life and death, between sickness and health, using traditional and integrative medicine.” Lilly participated in our PANDA Palliative Care Cubs program where she learned about resources, having difficult conversations with families, aromatherapy, Healing Touch and massage therapy. “As a nurse, I put everything into taking care of my patients - getting to know them and their families and anticipating their wants and needs, so that instead of them calling me at 3 a.m., I can be there at 2:45 with whatever they need.”
Thank you, Lilly, for the love, care and focus you put into making each day the best possible day for your patients, and for helping their families feel safe, comfortable and supported. #HeartMonth
Few events hit home for children and families like a school shooting. Talking to your kids about school shootings can be hard, but it’s important to be open to the discussion – and to starting the conversation – about tragic events. Dr. Lee Beers explains how here: http://spr.ly/6189DuMet
A huge THANK YOU to the New Era Cap team for sharing their talents with our patients in #SeacrestStudios yesterday! Everyone had a blast designing their very own #NewEraCap. Check out some of the amazing hats they designed in these photos. #neweragives
These little Valentines stole our hearts when they got dressed up to celebrate the holiday! It may not be Valentine’s Day anymore, but it’s still #HeartMonth and we love our NICU babies and their families every single day of the year! We couldn’t be prouder to be ranked the #1 NICU in the country and to help even the tiniest kids grow up stronger.
It’s Valentine’s Day and we want to say how much we truly appreciate all of our staff, physicians, nurses, researchers, volunteers, patients and their families. We love helping all kids #GROWUPSTRONGER today and every day. What’s on your heart this Valentine’s Day? #HeartMonth
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be fun and festive, but sometimes it has the opposite effect and makes us feel lonely or unappreciated. Follow these tips to help alleviate your child’s Valentine’s Day anxiety.
Today, the UAE Women’s National Ice Hockey team visited Children’s National as part of their tour of North America! While here, they had an inside look at some of the innovative devices in our Sheik Zayed Institute and visited a patient family from the UAE. Thanks so much for stopping by! #UAEWomensHockey
Do you really need to give your child vitamin D supplements? 🌞
“A lot of the children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) who have had surgery may experience difficulties in education with attention concerns and learning problems. I’m here to assist the parents in navigating the school system and making sure their kids are getting the support they need in school.”
Wanda Rankin worked in the Prince George’s County school system for more than 30 years. After retiring, she came across the Education Specialist position with the Cardiac Neuro...developmental Outcome (CANDO) program at Children’s National and it was the perfect fit! Wanda counsels families and connects them with resources in their schools and communities, in order to keep their kids on track as they reintegrate back into their school routines after medical procedures and hospital stays.
In the CANDO program, Wanda works with a multidisciplinary team of experts who assess, evaluate, inform, monitor, track and develop individualized education planning for children with CHD. “We’re not just looking at a child’s medical issues,” Wanda says. “We look at the whole child and how we can support the parents where needed.”
Thank you, Wanda, for providing support and compassion to our CHD patient families, and for being the bridge between their medical and educational needs to help them #growupstronger.
It’s official! Last week in Dubai, we officially partnered with the UAE’s only pediatric hospital, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, to develop a collaborative health/tech program. We can’t wait to help improve quality of care for our friends in the Emirates.
We’re LIVE talking about Children’s National’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program—the second largest in the country! Dr. Drew Campbell and Dr. Deepika Darbari are here telling us about how Sickle Cell disease affects kids, how we’re helping them fight the disease, and how our research is turning into innovative treatments for our patients. Follow along today, and share your questions and comments below!