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.
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.
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.