Awards and Honors
Children's Health receives several awards and honors annually, which we believe to be a reflection of our dedication to excellent healthcare and service. We are honored to have been the recipient of the following recognitions and awards:
ANCC Magnet Recognition
Highest National Recognition Granted to a Hospital or Medical Center for Excellence in Nursing
Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano are designated as a Magnet organization by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Only 10% of U.S. hospitals are Magnet-designated, and only 3% of U.S. hospitals have maintained Magnet through four consecutive appraisal cycles. Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practices, designation as a Magnet organization is the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for excellence in nursing. Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano have proudly received the system’s fourth Magnet designation, maintained since 2009.
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals
Consistently named as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country.
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the flagship hospital of Children’s Health, is consistently named as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. We are ranked in 10 specialties - Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Nine Years in a Row.
Children’s Health has been named for nine consecutive years as one of the 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Reviews. Children’s Health was chosen based on our robust benefits, wellness initiatives, professional development opportunities and work environment that promotes employee collaboration and satisfaction.
In 2021, the organization was named as one of Gallup's "Exceptional Workplace Award" winners for its success in navigating an unpredictable year. Children's Health was also recognized by the LGBT Chamber Foundation and North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce Boards as a "2021 Corporate Ally" for their proven track record of support for LGBTQ+ employees and community members.
At Children's Health, we are incredible together. And together, we've been honored as a 2023 Best Place to Work in two of North Texas' most competitive and prestigious rankings from The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Business Journal!
InformationWeek Elite 100
The Only Health System in Texas to Make the List.
Children’s Health was once again named to the InformationWeek Elite 100 in 2016. We are the only health system in Texas to make the list. This prestigious award recognizes the nation’s most innovative users of information technology.
National Cancer Institute’s NCI-Designated Cancer Center
The Only NCI- Designated Cancer Center in North Texas.
Physicians at the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Health are engaged in a wide range of clinical research efforts spanning the cancer and blood disease programs. Clinical research efforts are supported by robust infrastructure provided by the Clinical Research Office (CRO) within the Gill Center and the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, the only NCI- designated cancer center in North Texas. The NCI-Designated Cancer Centers program recognizes centers around the country that meet rigorous criteria for world-class, state-of-the-art programs in multidisciplinary cancer research that will lead to better approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition
One of the First Organizations in the Nation to be Recognized as a Level 3
The original six Pediatric Group locations received Level 3 NCQA PCMH Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. Children’s was one of the first organizations in the nation to be recognized as a Level 3 under the NCQA’s newest guidelines.
Only Health System in Texas Named to the List
In 2016, Children’s Health was named to Hospitals & Health Networks Most Wired for the tenth time in the last 12 years. Most Wired recognizes information technology adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. For the second year in a row, Children’s Health achieved Most Wired “advanced” status. Children’s Health is the only health system in Texas named to the list.
HIMSS Stage 7
First Hospital in Texas to Reach Stage 7
Since 2005, HIMSS Analytics has tracked the adoption of EMR applications within hospitals and health systems across the U.S. Hospitals work to complete each stage of adoption, with the ultimate goal of reaching a Stage 7. Children’s Medical Center Dallas was the first hospital in Texas to reach Stage 7. As a Stage 7 health care organization, Children’s Medical Center Dallas is recognized for delivering patient data in a way that ultimately improves process performance, quality of care and patient safety.
First Hospital in Texas to Receive SECURETexas Certification
Children’s Health is SECURETexas certified, which means that our organization meets both state and federal privacy and security regulations. SECURETexas certification is granted by the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), and in 2014, Children’s Health was the first hospital in Texas to receive SECURETexas certification. As a SECURETexas organization, we are recognized as a health care leader demonstrating our commitment to protect the privacy of our patients’ health care information.
Greenest Hospitals in America
One Fourth of Electricity Use is Backed by Renewable Energy Credits
Becker’s Hospital Reviews recognized Children’s Health as one of the top 50 greenest hospitals in America. As of July 2016, one fourth of electricity use is backed by renewable energy credits, equivalent to removing more than 16 million pounds per year of carbon dioxide from nature
Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Children’s Health Virtual Health and Innovation program as one of the 50 hospitals with innovation programs due to the goal to invest and partner with companies, technologies and organizations on care delivery.
Most Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals
Finding new ways to connect with families
Children’s Health was named as one of the most social media friendly children’s hospitals in the country. The award recognizes Children’s Health’s use of social media to help connect families and share the important work happening here.