Sidra Medicine Signs MoU with Children’s National


Partnership to enable Nursing Best Practices and Excellence

Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Children’s National Hospital from Washington D.C., to establish a nursing partnership and engagement program. 

The MoU will support Sidra Medicine's journey towards nursing excellence and establishing itself as a Magnet hospital through its Pathways to Excellence program1. It will also create opportunities to lead to the formation of Sidra Medicine and Children’s National as sister hospitals. 

Dr. Iyabo Tinubu-Karch, Chief Executive Officer at Sidra Medicine, stated: "Nursing plays a vital role in Sidra Medicine's mission and vision to become a center of excellence for learning and discovery. With over 1200 nurses as a critical part of our care team across women’s and children’s services, we want to create opportunities and resources to help them excel in their fields. Our partnership with Children’s National will be integral to creating stronger training and upskilling opportunities for our pediatric-focused nurses and supporting them in their career development paths.”

Ms. DeAnn Marshall, President of Children’s National Hospital Foundation and co-signatory of the MoU, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Sidra Medicine. This MoU represents a significant step forward in our relationship with the women’s and children’s hospital in our mission to provide high-quality healthcare services to patients worldwide. In partnering with Sidra Medicine, we aim to support their ever-growing need to train and educate the nurse leaders in the region.”

Dr. Iyabo Tinubu-Karch, Chief Executive Officer at Sidra Medicine and Ms. DeAnn Marshall, President of Children’s National Hospital Foundation

Ms. Judy Dawson-Jones, Chief Nursing Officer at Sidra Medicine, stated: “Our partnership with Children’s National is a significant achievement for Sidra Medicine as it will support our nurses with access to exceptional caliber of experience, and skills that will enhance patient experience and improve outcomes. Children's National, which is a Magnet hospital, will also provide our nurses the opportunity to learn from the best and most experienced in pediatric specialties.”
“I am very proud of our wonderful team of nurses and their commitment and enthusiasm to embrace new methodologies, knowledge and learning. Since opening our main hospital in 2018, our nursing programs, several of which are accredited, support the hospital’s professional practice model. This new partnership with Children’s National, will also enable our nurse residency program to receive accreditation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center,’ continued Ms. Jones.

Children’s National has been ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the hospital has received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® in 2010, 2015, and 2020. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.