Awards & Recognition Magnet Recognition Connecticut Children’s received Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Considered the gold standard in nursing excellence, Magnet designation recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Presently only 7% percent of hospitals nationally have earned this designation, including just 6 others in Connecticut. Learn more > 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a 2021-2022 Best Children’s Hospital, children and families are at the center of attention in each of our 30 highly recognized subspecialties. Staffed by 1,000 top medical and surgical experts at locations conveniently located throughout Connecticut, we are ready to meet your family’s health needs wherever you call home. Connecticut Children’s is proud to announce that its orthopedic division is the state’s TOP ranked pediatric orthopedics program. In addition to its orthopedics ranking, Connecticut Children’s was also ranked in the Top 50 programs nationally in Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Urology and Neonatology. Connecticut Children’s will always treat your child as Number One – everywhere, every time! Learn more > 2021 Women’s Choice Award® Best Children’s Hospital Connecticut Children’s has been named as a Best Children’s Hospital by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. Connecticut Children’s also received this award in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017. Society for Pediatric Sedation Center of Excellence Connecticut Children’s has been named New England’s first and only Center of Excellence by the National Society of Pediatric Sedation (SPS). In addition, Connecticut Children’s is one of only 10 programs nationally to receive the distinction. As a Center of Excellence, Connecticut Children’s has demonstrated its commitment to the highest quality pediatric sedation care and standards of the SPS. 2020 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Award Connecticut Children’s has been named to the Digital Health Most Wired list of hospitals for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Connecticut Children’s specialty clinics received the Ambulatory Digital Health Most Wired Award for the second year. Hospital winners are recognized for making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. Learn more > 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety Connecticut Children’s was awarded the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety in recognition of its positive clinical outcomes, teamwork and knowledge transfer for skin safety. 2017-2020 Lantern Award Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department is one of only 22 in the country to be recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association for excellence in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. 2021-2023 Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Gold Level Center of Excellence The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) team at Connecticut Children’s was recognized as a Gold Level Center of Excellence from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). As an ELSO Distinguished Center of Excellence, Connecticut Children’s has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care.