What kind of challenges come with building a garden where once there was a gravel rooftop? Our design and construction partners reflect on what it was like working on our new Healing Garden, which officially opens this week.

Don't miss the time-lapse video of this incredible transformation!
What kind of challenges come with building a garden where once there

From Vision to Design to Construction: A View of the Healing Garden from Our Design and Construction Partners

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This week marks the official opening of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States. Funding and creating the garden was a labor of love made possible by generous donors and partners who were inspired by a patient's simple wish to go outdoors.

Read how the Healing Garden evolved from vision to reality.
This week marks the official opening of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden

From Vision to Reality: The Bunny Mellon Healing Garden dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States

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Loren Hicks
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We're live from our 7th annual Research and Education Week, which celebrates the cutting-edge research and innovation happening every day at Children’s National. Follow along as we meet three of our talented and passionate researchers and learn how they are changing the landscape of pediatric medicine. Comment below with your questions, and be sure to thank our researchers for the work they're...
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Faizah Butt
Our patients on the surgical care unit now have a new physical and occupational therapy gym because of generous gifts from the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation and Ryan Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better Foundation. A big thanks to these two groups for bringing the heat and helping our kids #GROWUPSTRONGER!
Our patients on the surgical care unit now have a new physical

Thanks to Redskin Ryan Kerrigan and DC Firefighters, Children Will Benefit from New Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym - Children's Hospital Foundation

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Zac Brown Band guitarist Coy Bowles wrote a children's book called 'When You're Feeling Sick' and the Hwostows were kind enough to bring us a few copies to add to our library. If you're on the 2nd floor, stop by to check it out!
Zac Brown Band guitarist Coy Bowles wrote a childrens book called When
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We are thrilled that Children’s National has been named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review for the second year in a row! Featured hospitals are known for their quality, innovation, research, world-class patient care and dedication to their local communities. This honor further illustrates the amazing work our team does to help all kids grow up stronger.
We are thrilled that Childrens National has been named one of the

Children's National Named One of the 100 Great Hospitals in America - Children's National Health System

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Pamela Ann Yost Horan
Happy #WorldVoiceDay! We had a ton of fun celebrating this past Friday. Patients sang live on air from the #SeacrestStudios, read books with Clifford The Big Red Dog, crafted homemade kazoos and enjoyed a fun a cappella performance by UMD Generics! Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate, make sure you continue to #ShareYourVoice!
Happy WorldVoiceDay We had a ton of fun celebrating this past Friday
Children's National is celebrating World Voice Day two days early! We'd like to introduce you to Dr. Pamela Mudd, Director of the Pediatric Voice Program.

Dr. Mudd has been with Children’s for almost three years and takes pride in being part of such a strong team of experts. Dr. Mudd covers everything related to pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat care, specializing in pediatric voice disorders...
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Childrens National is celebrating World Voice Day two days early Wed like

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) - Children's National Health System

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It’s not uncommon for pills to be mistaken for candy, which is why more than 60,000 American children are accidentally poisoned by medicine each year. Dr. Marcee White reminds parents to keep pills and other health items out-of-reach to promote medication safety for children:
Its not uncommon for pills to be mistaken for candy which is

Keep medicine out of the reach of kids to help prevent accidental poisoning

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This weekend, Dr. Allison Ratto visited C-SPAN to discuss autism research, care for kids, ways to get the community engaged and small steps we can take to make any environment more welcoming for a child with autism. Check out the segment here:
This weekend Dr Allison Ratto visited CSPAN to discuss autism research care

Washington Journal: Julia Bascom and Allison Ratto Discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Friday's Children's Ball raised more than $3 million for pediatric care and research! Thank you to our chairs -- Amy Baier, Mae Grennan, Carrie Marriott, and Toni Verstandig -- and the host committee, emcee Bret Baier, sponsors, attendees, and staff who made it a great evening with a tremendous impact on children and families.
Fridays Childrens Ball raised more than 3 million for pediatric care and
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the percentage of Zika-associated birth defects were higher in women who were infected in their first trimester of pregnancy. Dr. Roberta L. DeBiasi encourages expecting mothers to continue to be cautious of the possible birth defects that can still occur following the first trimester via The New York Times:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the percentage of

One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects

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Children's National supporters were running for a good cause last weekend, raising a total of $442,000 to help kids #GROWUPSTRONGER. Thank you Ben's Run to Ben-a-fit Children's National Medical Center, Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, and Van Metre - 5 Mile Run for Children's Medical Center!
Childrens National supporters were running for a good cause last weekend raising

Race Wrap-Up: Ben’s Run, Cherry Blossom Ten-Miler, Van Metre 5-Mile Run - Children's Hospital Foundation

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Social Workers at Children’s National dedicate their lives to connecting our patients and families with the resources they need to make life in the hospital comfortable and worry-free once they go home.

Aimee is a social worker for the PICU and is responsible for supporting families during times of grief and difficult diagnoses. She’s known that she wanted to be a social worker since we was...
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Social Workers at Childrens National dedicate their lives to connecting our patients
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Amy Kokkinos
Chelsey Lagerwerff
We’re so thankful to our Child Life team who dedicates their lives to making children in the hospital as comfortable and worry-free as possible

Liz is our first-ever Child Life Specialist who rotates between outpatient clinics, helping families plan for procedures, and helping kids pass the time in the waiting rooms with bubbles and music! One of her favorite parts of working at Children’s is...
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Were so thankful to our Child Life team who dedicates their lives
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Registration for the 2017 Race for Every Child 5K and Kids Dash is officially open! Join us Saturday, October 21 to make a difference in the lives of kids and families at Children’s National. Sign up today at raceforeverychild.com.

Children’s National patient and race participant Caleb Davy says he participates because, “If you want to make someone’s day, or change someone’s life, or fight...
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Registration for the 2017 Race for Every Child 5K and Kids Dash
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Our President and CEO, Dr. Kurt Newman, got to chat with Muppet Abby Cadabby and meet the newest neighbor, Julia, whose character has #Autism. Read more about the preliminary research that experts unpacked during today’s @SesameStreet #SeeAmazing event:
Our President and CEO Dr Kurt Newman got to chat with Muppet

Find Out What We've Learned | Sesame Street and Autism

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We were excited to help welcome new Muppet Julia to #CapitolHill and have our clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Anthony participating in today's event to discuss preliminary findings from the impact study for #SeeAmazing in All Children from Sesame Street.
We were excited to help welcome new Muppet Julia to CapitolHill and
Recently, the world met Julia, the newest Sesame Street neighbor who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)! Today, psychologist Dr. Laura Anthony from Children’s National is joining actress Holly Robinson Peete, research colleagues, advocates and Muppet Julia on Capitol Hill to discuss the preliminary findings of the impact study, “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” which set...
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Recently the world met Julia the newest Sesame Street neighbor who has

Georgetown, Children's National Researchers To Evaluate Sesame Workshop's Autism Initiative - Children's National Health System

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Meet Molly, Caleb, and Samerya, three kids whose lives have been changed thanks to some of the incredible technology used at Children’s National. They’re also the stars of the video we’re making for the Children’s Ball on Friday. Chaired by Amy Baier, Mae Grennan, Carrie Marriott, and Toni Verstandig, the event has a theme of “Pioneering the Future,” reflecting the cutting-edge technology and...
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Meet Molly Caleb and Samerya three kids whose lives have been changed

Childrens Ball - Children's National Health System

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