Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements. 

Named Among the Top Children's Hospitals 

In the 2022-23 U.S.News & World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top children’s hospital in Illinois, ranking in 9 specialties. Learn more about our badges and rankings.

Magnet Recognized

Lurie Children’s is one of less than five percent of all hospitals to have received Magnet® recognition five times by The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The hospital is the first hospital in Illinois and the first free-standing pediatric hospital in the nation to achieve five designations. Read more about our Magnet status.

2022 Women’s Choice Award® as a Best Children’s Hospital

Lurie Children's was named a Best Children’s Hospital by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The Best Children’s Hospitals designation is based on a point system and self-reported data from children’s hospitals in the nation. This award aims to identify children’s hospitals that mothers and fathers can take their children to with the expectation that they will receive excellent and comprehensive care. Learn more about the Best Children’s Hospital designation. 

Newsweek’s World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023

Lurie Children's was awarded on Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023. This award was presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 ranking identifies the best hospitals that specialize in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, and Urology. Learn more.

America’s Best Midsize Employers - Forbes

In 2021, Lurie Children's was named one of America's Best Midsize Employers by Forbes. The annual Forbes ranking honors employers based on an independent survey asking employees to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. 

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)

Lurie Children’s has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). AAHRPP promotes high quality, ethically sound research through an accreditation process that helps organizations worldwide strengthen their research protection programs. As an independent, non-profit accrediting body, AAHRPP uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure that human research protection programs meet rigorous standards.

Level 1 Pediatric Surgery Center

Lurie Children’s was named a level I pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), becoming the first children’s hospital in Illinois to earn this status.

Joint Commission Top Performer

In 2011 and 2012, Lurie Children’s was recognized as a Top Performer in The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ program. Lurie Children’s made the list for achieving excellence on its accountability measures in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for children’s asthma during 2011 and 2010. In 2012, Lurie Children’s was among just seven hospitals in the country to earn the Top Performer award for children’s asthma.

LEED-certified to the Gold Level

In 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council designated Lurie Children’s with the second highest sustainability rating, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The LEED® green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

Other Awards & Recognitions

A ChildKind Hospital: ​Lurie Children's has received international recognition from ChildKind International​ for its exceptional commitment to the prevention and treatment of children's pain. 

2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired: Lurie Children’s earned the 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation recognized Lurie Children's as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” based on our top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate our commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBTQ patients and their families.

Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association: Lurie Children's is one of 17 hospital emergency departments nationwide to receive the Lantern Award. This award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. Learn more about the Latern award.

Hospital Design Awards