Children's Hospital Los Angeles has a reputation as an award-winning hospital. Whether it is for our national rankings for providing significant and comprehensive medical care services and programs that meet a sick child's entire needs or continuing to raise the bar nationally on our patient safety and quality health care programs within our walls, we continue to be a hospital that sets the standard for care.
U.S. News & World Report
Our hospital has been ranked as a top health care facility for children by U.S. News & World Report magazine every year since the magazine began ranking pediatric hospitals in 1990. In U.S. News & World Report's most recent rankings, we were ranked the No. 1 hospital in California for caring for children.
Becker’s Hospital Review listed Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”. We were the only freestanding children’s hospital in California to make the list.
The Medical Staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles includes 528 physicians - 94% are board-certified in their specialty or specialties. Our faculty members are regularly ranked among the leading healthcare practitioners in the nation by their peers, and listed in distinguished publications such as Best Doctors in America and America's Top Doctors.
Excellence in Nursing
The American Nurses Credentialing Center has accorded our hospital with Magnet Recognition®. Magnet® status is used as a national benchmark of the quality of care provided by a hospital's patient care services staff members.
CHLA is eighth among U.S. pediatric hospitals in procuring National Institute of Health (NIH) grant funding. Our research faculty are conducting basic and translational research and many are elected members of the Society for Pediatric Research. We are the only hospital in the nation to serve as headquarters for four pediatric oncology multicenter clinical trial consortia, testing innovative therapies, including New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT), Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma (TACL), the Head Start Consortium for Pediatric Brain Tumors, and the Pediatric Bone and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC).
The Emergency Nurses Association bestows the Lantern Award 2013-2016 to our emergency department because we exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of nursing leadership, practice, education advocacy and research.
The Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) was awarded the 2017 silver Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
HealthCare's Most Wired
At CHLA we understand that in order to provide the best experience for all of our patients, it is crucial to ensure that we keep the thousands of medical records that we deal with every day secure.
Our information technology department works hard to create a reliable computer network to keep these important files safe, and we’ve been recognized for our dedication to patient privacy.
We’re proud to have been named as one of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum’s Most Wired® 2017.
AHA determines winners through a survey which measures how hospitals are using technology to support patient safety and overall care. This year, 698 total participants were surveyed, with CHLA being named as one of 21 children's hospitals to receive the designation.