Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Awards & Recognition

American Nurses Credential Center Accreditation

ANCC Accredited PTAP LogoConnecticut Children’s has received accreditation from the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) through its Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP). This is the highest recognition an organization can be awarded by the ANCC and a true testament to our commitment for nursing excellence. Our evidence-based nursing residency curriculum offers residents a collaborative learning environment to successfully transition into clinical practice. Residents are given the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and learn in a real-life setting to be better prepared and more confident as they enter the workforce. Learn more >

Magnet Recognition

magnet logoConnecticut 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 >

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality

America COllege of Surgeons MBSAQIP Accreditation badgeConnecticut Children’s achieved accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®. MBSAQIP accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the U.S. and Canada that have undergone an independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. This accreditation not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality improvement.

2022 Get With the Guidelines®–Resuscitation GOLD for Neonatology and Infant Care

2022 Get With The Guidelines Badge

Connecticut Children’s has been recognized by the American Heart Association for its continued success in using the Get With the Guidelines® program. Hospitals awarded this achievement commit to applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the communities they serve.

2023 Women’s Choice Award® Best Children’s Hospital

Women's Choice Best Children's Hospital 2023Best Hospitals Women's Choice Award Pediatric Emergency CareConnecticut 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 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017.

Additionally, Connecticut Children’s earned the 2023 Best Children’s Emergency Care Award for receiving a perfect score for the level of care and expertise offered in our Emergency Department. This recognition is especially meaningful for Connecticut Children’s team members as they continue to tackle the downstream effects of the pandemic which include unusually high numbers of children fighting RSV, influenza and COVID. 


Level 1 ACS Verified Children’s Surgery Center

American COllege of Surgeons Quality Improvement Program Verified Center LogoConnecticut Children’s has been named as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery  Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV). The CSV program is based on other nationally recognized American College of Surgeons quality improvement programs that have measurably improved surgical quality and have prevented complications, reduced costs, and saved lives.

Society for Pediatric Sedation Center of Excellence

Sedation Services Center of ExcellenceConnecticut 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.


eHealthcare Leadership Award Winner

eHealthcare Leadership Award badgeConnecticut Children’s has been named the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Winner in the Category of Best COVID-19 Pandemic Related Communications. We also were named the 2020 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Winner in the Category of Best Native Mobile App.

2022 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Award

Chime Digital Health Most Wired Survey - Acute 2022 Chime Digital Health Most Wired Survey - Ambulatory 2022Connecticut Children’s has joined the Digital Health Most Wired list of hospitals for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, Connecticut Children’s specialty clinics received the Ambulatory Digital Health Most Wired Award for the third year. Hospital winners are recognized for making it easier for patients and clinical experts to interact through digital channels, thus improving communication, safety and patient-clinician relationships.


3M skin safety award logo3M 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

Logo for 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.

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