"Transforming Children's Health":
$500 Million Campaign Advances Pediatric Medicine
Every day, doctors and nurses at Children's National Medical Center save the lives of children who once had very little hope for the future — from premature babies weighing just a few ounces to children suffering from rare diseases to catastrophically injured teenagers. But today pediatric medicine is defined by the ability not only to react and respond, but also to predict and prevent children's medical problems.
The "Transforming Children's Health" campaign, launched in 2005, has surpassed its goal of raising $500 million to support treatment today and cures of tomorrow. The generous support of the community — government officials, corporations, foundations. employees, board members, and other individuals — is fueling advances in pediatric medicine that will benefit children and families in our region, across the country, and around the world for generations to come. As of May 2011, the campaign has generated more than $506 million to support all areas of the hospital.
Highlights of the campaign include:
The Goldberg Challenge Diana and Stephen Goldberg, longtime supporters of Children's National, helped kick off the campaign by pledging $10 million — and offering to match another $15 million if board members donated or raised $15 million. The challenge generated a total of $55 million, which supported every area of the medical center.
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation The campaign featured the hospital's largest gift ever — $150 million from the Government of Abu Dhabi, which is also the largest ever for pediatric surgery. The historic gift is funding surgeons and scientists working to make surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain-free for all children. Read more.
East Inpatient Tower The East Inpatient Tower, a state-of-the-art facility designed with the input of families, patients, and staff, was made possible through philanthropic support and congressional appropriations. The expansion includes a renovated surgery area, a pediatric intensive care unit; a cardiac intensive care unit; and inpatient units for cardiology, neurology, cancer, and bone marrow transplantation.
The campaign generated revenue in four main areas. Highlights in each area are listed below.
Programs and Research
Many campaigns only raise money for projects long into the future — but the "Transforming Children's Health" campaign is making an immediate impact on some of the most threatening childhood diseases.
- The Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
- O'Malley Urea Cycles Disorder Institute
- Service excellence program
- Kohl's Community Asthma Program
- Board of Visitors Grant Awards Fund
- Paul Francis Baier Cardiac Research Fund
- Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Program
- Uncompensated care
- Rita and Milton Elsberg Fund for the Mobile Health Program
- Child Health Advocacy Institute Data Lab
- Obesity Institute
- Operating Room Advanced Technology Fund
Capital and Facilities
Expanding our endowment helps Children's National attract and retain outstanding clinicians with endowed chairs, provide seed money to promising researchers and to novel ideas, and promote cross-disciplinary approaches.
- IKARIA® Distinguished Professorship in Critical Care Medicine
- Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Pediatric Surgery
- Margaret O'Malley Professorship in Genetic Medicine
- C. Richard Beyda Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology
- Cindy and Evan Jones Professorship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology
- Corbalis Endowment for Hematology Research
- Lenore McKnew Professorship in Pediatric Oncology
- Graham-Muscatine Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
- Norman and Florence Brody Endowment for Health Education
- Operating Room Advanced Technology Fund
- Professorship and Chair in Behavioral Sciences
World-class care requires world-class facilities. Our East Inpatient Tower allows us to provide a new level of support and care for patients and their families. Our state-of-the-art facilities and technologies support our commitment to putting patients' needs first.
- East Inpatient Tower
- Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex
- Paul Francis Baier Comprehensive Media Room
- MacCutcheon Family Foundation Cardiovascular Operating Room
- Cardiovascular surgery operating room and family suite
- Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care
- Hilda and Michael Edlavitch Cardiology Outpatient Clinic
- Edward J. Miller, Sr., Blood Donor Center
- Van Metre Companies Cardiovascular Operating Room
- George E. Hamilton III Operating Room
- Decontamination unit
Unrestricted gifts are critical to our ability to provide top-notch care to all families, including those who can’t afford to pay for treatment. It gives the institution the flexibility to respond to the most important needs at any time. Donors include:
- Children's Miracle Network
- Capital One
- Costco Wholesale
- Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.
- Children's Ball
- Food Lion
- Marriott International
- RE/MAX International