Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements.
Lurie Children’s was the only hospital in Illinois ranked in all 10 specialties and was one of 11 hospitals nationally to receive the Honor Roll award. Learn more about our badges and rankings.
In 2001, our hospital was the nation’s first pediatric freestanding hospital and the first hospital in Illinois to earn the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence. In 2015, Lurie Children’s was re-designated for a fourth time; less than 1% of hospitals have been designated three times. Read more about our Magnet status.
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.
Lurie Children's was named by Parents magazine as one of the country’s 20 most innovative children’s hospitals in 2018. To compile the list, the magazine sent a detailed survey to 162 hospital members of the Children’s Hospital Association, asking about published studies, patents, technology use, partnerships, and innovations across specialty areas. The winning hospitals were selected because they adopted the latest technologies and successfully implemented their own innovations that made a difference in their patients’ lives.
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.
In 2016, Lurie Children's was one of only nine children's hospitals nationwide – and the only one in Illinois – to be recognized as a “Top Children’s Hospital” for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national consortium of healthcare payers that promotes “leaps” in patient safety. Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States.
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.
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.