Awards & Honors
Children's Medical Center receives several awards and honors annually which reflect the hospital's dedication to excellent healthcare and service. To find out more, browse through the awards below earned by our caring, highly qualified team of healthcare professionals, faculty and staff.
Children's named one of the top pediatric hospitals in all 10 Specialties
Children's Medical Center has again been named one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report in the new 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals and ranked in the top 10 in the nation in 2 areas – Orthopedics and Nephrology. Children's is the only hospital in North Texas, and one of only two pediatric hospitals in Texas, to be ranked in all 10 specialties.
The InformationWeek 500 recognizes the most innovative users of business technology in the U.S. Children’s Medical Center Dallas has been repeatedly named to the Information Week 500, and recently received the InformationWeek 500 Business Innovation Award for incorporating social networking into patient treatment.
The Children’s Social Network is available to patients and families by registering online at Childrens.com/register.
The Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) Most Wired survey measures the level of Information Technology (IT) adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. Children’s Medical Center Dallas has been named to H&HN’s Most Wired eight out of the last 10 years.
Top Work Places 2012
Children’s has been recognized as a 2012 National Top Workplace. This recognition sets us apart as one of the 328 best workplaces across the country for employers with 1,000 or more employees.
To determine National Top Workplaces, 30 major regional newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune, selected best workplaces in their region. Those employer organizations were then evaluated for 2012 National Top Workplaces.
Disease-specific certifications prove Children’s is one-of-a-kind
The Joint Commission, the nation's predominant standard-setting accrediting and certifying regulatory body in healthcare, has certified seven disease-specific programs at Children’s. No other pediatric hospital in the nation had more than two disease-specific programs certified.
ANCC Magnet Recognition
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.
HIMSS Stage 7
In 2005, HIMSS Analytics launched the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) to track adoption of EMR applications within hospitals and health systems. The EMRAM scores hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database on their progress in completing 8 stages (0-7), with the goal of reaching Stage 7 – the pinnacle of an environment where paper charts are no longer used to deliver patient care. Beginning in 2009, the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award honors those hospitals achieving the highest EMRAM level.
Stage 7 healthcare organizations support the true sharing and use of patient data that ultimately improves process performance, quality of care, and patient safety.