Children’s National plans Silver Spring sports medicine center for kids

A rendering of the Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center, set to occupy 13,000 square feet in what was formerly the Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring. (Courtesy Gensler)
A rendering of the Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center, set to occupy 13,000 square feet in what was formerly the Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring. (Courtesy Gensler)
A rendering of the Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center, set to occupy 13,000 square feet in what was formerly the Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring. (Courtesy Gensler)
A rendering of the Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center, set to occupy 13,000 square feet in what was formerly the Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring. (Courtesy Gensler)
(1/4)

D.C.-based Children’s National Hospital will open a sports medicine center for children and adolescents in downtown Silver Spring, inside the former Discovery Communications headquarters.

Children’s National will use a $5 million gift from the nonprofit Fight for Children to establish the center, to be called the Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center.

“We are grateful for Fight for Children’s leadership in helping Children’s National establish this new center,” said Dr. Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National. “Thanks to their generosity, student-athletes of all ages will be able to benefit from care designed specifically for them and achieve new heights.”

The center will occupy 13,000 square feet on the building’s ground floor.

It will feature a state-of-the-art facility to help students, family and coaches understand how to stay active and injury-free. The center will focus not only on injury recovery, but also injury prevention.

Children’s National will hire 22 additional staff, including a center director, a research director and a director of outreach and advocacy.

The Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center is expected to open at the end of 2020.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2019 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up