Congratulations to Ramu Potarazu! This Children’s National board member was selected as a 2017 honoree for the 10th Annual Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Awards. Mr. Potarazu is one of 25 successful business women and men in the region being honored and we are so proud.
Learn more about the Minority Business Leader Awards here:

Minority Business Leader Awards 2017 - Washington Business Journal
Children are not tiny adults, and it takes a special place to care for them. We are proud partners of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, who constantly support our patients and their families, allowing us to provide specialized, world-class care to help all kids #GROWUPSTRONGER during #ChildrensHospitalsWeek and every week.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals District of columbia - Children's National Health System
It’s #NationalPuppyDay! We’d like to highlight 3 of our favorite pups: former First Dogs, Bo and Sunny, who liked to stop by during the holidays, and our very own therapy dog, Murphy, who helps patients relax during appointments! Read more about our therapeutic pups program here:

Therapeutic Pups - Children's National Health System
Last week, WUSQ-FM and hundreds of generous listeners raised $175,000 to help kids at Children’s National grow up stronger! Donations like this fund research to develop new cures and therapies, community health programs, and specialized equipment and programs – all focused on one thing, our kids! Thank you, WUSQ!
The 15th annual Heartsongs Luncheon on March 9 raised $78,000 for Children’s National patients and families. Over the years Heartsongs has raised more than $1.1 million, helping renovate waiting rooms, purchase new parent sleeper chairs and sofas, buy music and art therapy supplies, and contribute to Dr. Bear’s Den, an apartment for families traveling from beyond the Washington area. The...
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English popstar Dua Lipa stopped by Seacrest Studios at Children's National on Sunday to hang out, answer questions, take selfies and laugh with patients. Thank you, Dua, for making an ordinary Sunday extra special for our patients! Come back soon!
Today, we are fully operational to provide care to the patients and families of our region. We have a few locations with delayed openings. Visit our website for complete details at .

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Meet Dr. Laura Tosi, our next Washingtonian Top Doc!

Dr. Tosi is the Director of the Bone Health Program and focuses on helping children and adults with bone health challenges achieve independence. She works diligently to improve the quality of life for children who are diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, muscular dystrophy and other bone-damaging diseases. Dr. Tosi enjoys being able to...
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Laura Tosi, MD | Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine| Children's National Health System
Just because ❤ month is over doesn’t mean we stop talking about heart health! Keep your little one’s heart healthy with these tips from Dr. Sairah Khan via Northern Virginia Magazine: [ Link ]

What parents need to know about keeping little hearts healthy
Try out Surgery of the Future, the new app from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering that features our autonomous robot, STAR, that can stitch tissue by itself! You’ll also discover other government-funded technologies being developed to make surgery safer, more effective, and less invasive, such as screws that are made of silk and cancer cells that glow! Try out the...
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Surgery of the Future
Don't miss out on this year's Hoops Madness - a great opportunity to support Children's National and enjoy the start to March Madness!

Calling All Fans: Sign Up for Hoops Madness Today! - Children's Hospital Foundation
English popstar Dua Lipa stopped by Seacrest Studios at Children's National on Sunday to hang out, answer questions, take selfies and laugh with patients. Thank you, Dua, for making an ordinary Sunday extra special for our patients! Come back soon!
Fear the Turtle! The University of Maryland’s Terp Thon raised a record $1 million on Saturday, making it the nation's fastest growing dance marathon program. Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, and donors for exemplifying the dance marathon motto of "this generation fighting for the next." Read more and see photos.

Terp Thon Raises $1 Million - Children's Hospital Foundation
Children’s National Health System has TWO photos featured in the 2017 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit! Great job by photographer Mike Malone for the amazingly precious moments captured! Baby Hailey is holding on tight to her mom while sleeping in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and little Zekale is given a BIG SMILE as he awaits his corrective clef palate surgery!

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Children's National Health System Images Selected for National Pediatric Hospital Photo Exhibit - Children's National Health System
Next week the annual Heartsongs Luncheon fundraiser will celebrate its 15th anniversary of supporting Children's National and honoring the inspirational legacy of Mattie Stepanek. Read more about the event and our former patient who championed hope and gratitude, and wrote seven bestselling books of poetry, including these inspiring words:

“Stop, be silent, and notice…In so many ways, we are...
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Annual Heartsongs Luncheon Honors Inspiring Legacy of Former Patient - Children's Hospital Foundation
We don't just want kids to grow up, we want them to #GROWUPSTRONGER.
Few things bring us more joy than watching our patients grow up and follow their dreams. That’s why we love keeping up with the beautiful and talented Jessica Gregory! 18 year old Jessica, who was born with spina bifida, is now planning for college and a career as a reporter of public interest stories. She’s already making a name for herself as the host of her own radio show right here in our...
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Today is the last day of February and the last day of #HeartMonth. Thank you for sharing your ❤ stories with us and for following along as we shared ours.

Echo tech Archana Bharadwaj listens to hearts every day and shared what #StrongerIs to her. “Knowing that brave little hearts with big bright futures lie in our hands.”

We couldn’t agree more! #HeartMonth #GROWUPSTRONGER
The O’Briens’ newborn daughter, Keely, was diagnosed with complete atrioventricular canal defect (CAVC) when she was just two weeks old. The congenital heart defect began as a small murmur, but the couple soon found out that their daughter had two holes in her tiny heart and without surgery, she wouldn’t survive. They were referred to Dr. Richard Jonas, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and...
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When Your Child is Born with Congenital Heart Defects
When Ryan slowed down on nursing, started sleeping more than usual and became more fussy than normal, his parents were shocked to find out that their precious son needed open heart surgery. After a successful surgery, three weeks in the Cardiac ICU and one in the Heart and Kidney unit, little Ryan was ready to go home.

“As crazy as it sounds, the ICU for me was a very safe place. I knew Ryan...
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Ryan W.'s Story - Children's National Health System