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Northern Virginia's Children's Hospital

Inova L. J. Murphy Children's Hospital is an award-winning, full-service children’s hospital that offers the highest level of dedicated pediatric care in Northern Virginia.

Our comprehensive medical services are geared toward the unique treatment of infants, children and adolescents, and support for their families. And, as a children’s hospital on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, we are able to care for our patients from the time they are born through adulthood.

Our Children’s Hospital Features:

  • More than 500 board-certified pediatric specialists, pediatricians and family practice physicians
  • A full-service pediatric emergency department
  • Northern Virginia's only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Northern Virginia's only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Among the Best in the Nation for Neonatology

gold badgeInova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital has consistently been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for neonatology care by U.S. News and World Report. See all awards and recognition arrow

Our State-of-the-Art Facility was Built for Your Child and Your Family

When we opened the doors of our new building in January 2016, it was a landmark moment. The only dedicated children's hospital in Northern Virginia, we provide care in a welcoming hospital that offers the latest in technical innovation in kid-friendly spaces. Facts about the hospital:

  • 226-bed pediatric hospital with all private rooms
  • 108-bed, level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with private and semiprivate rooms
  • 26-bed, all-private Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), including an 8-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), each extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) capable
  • 22-bed Pediatric Cardiac Unit and Intermediate Care Unit
  • 48-bed Medical/Surgical Unit, with in-unit Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • 22-bed Hematology/Oncology Unit with positive-pressure ventilated, protective-care environment
  • Child and family support space on every floor, including four indoor play rooms, an outdoor park, and four family lounges
  • Child Life Services within each unit and within ancillary departments and surgical services
  • Specialized pediatric air and ground transport service
  • Ronald McDonald family room and on-campus Ronald McDonald House
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Pediatric Surgery Center
  • Sedated imaging