Certified Caregivers


Certification involves rigorous testing and evaluation of individuals or programs to ensure that certain standards are being met or exceeded. Although certification is a voluntary process, many programs and caregivers at Children’s Health℠ have become certified in order to ensure that we provide the best possible care. 

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals
Children’s Health is consistently named as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. We’re the only hospital in North Texas, and one of only two pediatric hospitals in Texas, to be ranked in all 10 specialties.


Physician certification

When your child comes to Children’s Health, you can rest assured knowing that he is in the best hands. We offer access to some of the nation’s best pediatric doctors, many of whom are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Respiratory therapy certification

All of the respiratory therapists at Children’s Health are board certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care, a health certifying board that evaluates the professional competency of respiratory therapists.

Joint Commission certification

Children’s Medical Center Dallas was the first pediatric hospital in the United States to have seven disease-specific management programs certified by The Joint Commission, including the following:


ANCC Magnet Recognition

Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano has been designated as a Magnet® organization by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. 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 Health has proudly maintained Magnet designation since 2009.

Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award

Our Emergency Department is one of only eight across the country, and the only one in Texas, to receive the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. This award is given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.