American Nurses Credential Center Accreditation
Connecticut 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.
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.
Adult Congenital Heart Association Accredited Comprehensive Care Center
Connecticut Children's achieved accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). ACHA worked with leading providers of adult congenital heart disease care to develop criteria for ACHD accreditation. This is a crucial area for advancing and standardizing the quality of care for ACHD. Every person with CHD needs access to specialized care regardless of where they live.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality
Connecticut 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.
Mental Health America Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health
Connecticut Children’s has been working tirelessly to dewrangle the stigma related to mental health and will continue to do so every day for our team members and our patients. Therefore, we are proud to be one of the first recipients of the Mental Health America Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health.
Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. The Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health is a national certification program that recognizes employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces.
Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition
Each year, the Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program recognizes organizations from across the country for their dedication to building well-being and reducing physician burnout in their organization. Connecticut Children's was awarded the 2023 Bronze Award.
2023 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 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
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
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.
eHealthcare Leadership Award Winner
Connecticut Children’s was the recipient of six 2023 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. These awards included the Platinum award for Best Landing Pae or Microsite, the Platinum award for Best Digital Leadership in Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Gold award for Best Email Content - Individual Email. Silver award for Best Healthcare Content and Distinction award for Best Digital Staff Recruitment and Retention. To see all winners visit eHealthcare Leadership.
2023 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Award
Connecticut Children’s has joined the Digital Health Most Wired list of hospitals for the sixth consecutive year. In addition, Connecticut Children’s specialty clinics received the Ambulatory Digital Health Most Wired Award for the fourth 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 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.
2022 Get With the Guidelines®–Resuscitation GOLD for Neonatology and Infant Care
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.
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.