Awards and accolades

U.S. News and World Reports Best Children's Hospitals

U.S. News and World Reports Best Children's Hospitals

Akron Children’s Hospital is ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospital listings for the following pediatric specialties: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.


The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center has been recognized in the Journal of Palliative Medicine as one of only two full-service pediatric palliative care programs in the United States.


Akron Children’s Hospital Transport Team was the first Ohio hospital to receive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.


The hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is licensed by the Ohio Department of Health as a level III facility, the highest designation a NICU can receive.


Magnet Recognition

Magnet Recognition

American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded Magnet Recognition, the highest honor a hospital can receive for nursing excellence and performance. Only 6.41% of all U.S. health care organizations have received this designation.


The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders holds approval as a pediatric cancer teaching Center by the American College of Surgeons.


Akron Children’s has been named a NorthCoast 99 winner by the Employers Resource Council (ERC) as one of northeast Ohio’s best places to work.


Akron Children’s Hospital has earned the Start! Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award from the American Heart Association for workplace wellness.


The Joint Commission Gold Seal

The Joint Commission Gold Seal

Akron Children’s Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, recognizing that we go above and beyond to uphold the national standards for health care quality and safety.


The Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute is one of only two burn centers in the United States based in a children’s hospital to treat adults and children. The Burn Center also is certified as a Level I Trauma Center, the highest designation a burn unit can receive by the American College of Surgeons.


Akron Children's Hospital also earned the Healthy Ohioans-Healthy Worksite Bronze Level Award awarded by the Ohio Department of Health.


Akron Children’s Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care.


According to HIMSS Analytics, Akron Children’s is ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals for the implementation of electronic health records.


Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley has earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal of accreditation in ultrasound, MRI, CT and nuclear medicine, which represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.


Akron Children’s Hospital received the U.S. Health and Human Services Gold Medal of Honor from LifeBanc for its commitment to increasing organ donation.


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