Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Awards and Recognition


U.S. News & World Report

Ranked best by U.S. News and World ReportMonroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the top pediatric health care hospitals in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

The Children's Hospitals rankings for 2016-2017 recognize top performers among the nation's 184 designated pediatric hospitals. Children’s Hospital has been ranked every year by U.S. News since the inception of the publication’s pediatric rankings, now in its tenth year.


Leapfrog top childrens hospital 2016

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation, and the only children’s hospital in Tennessee, to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2016. Among all hospital categories rated — general, children’s, rural and teaching — only 6 percent of eligible hospitals from across the U.S. earned the Top Hospital award from The Leapfrog Group this year.

The selection of Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, completed by more than 1,800 hospitals annually. Performance measures across many areas of hospital care that impact quality, safety and value are considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

Magnet Nursing

ANCC Magnet awardVanderbilt University Medical Center, which includes Children's Hospital, is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet Recognition is a much sought-after distinction for health care institutions, which must satisfy a demanding set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of nursing. Magnet hospitals are known as places where nurses deliver excellent patient care and have a high level of job satisfaction. Magnet hospitals also foster open communication between nurses and members of the health care team and provide nurse involvement in decision-making about patient care. To learn more, visit ANCC Magnet Recognition.

Healthcare's Most Wired

Healthcare's Most Wired logoVanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for our efforts in innovative medical technology.

Professional Research Consultants (PRC)

PRC's highest honor, the Overall Top Performer Award, is given annually to each health care facility, health care provider, outpatient service line and inpatient unit that scores at or above the 100th percentile for the overall Quality of Care percent "Excellent" score in their national client database. The Five Star Award is given annually to those who score in the top ten percent (i.e., at or above the 90th percentile).

Last Edited: September 21, 2017
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