Awards and Honors

U.S. News & World Report rankings

We are proud to consistently be recognized as a leader in pediatric care, and are honored to be home to the best place in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, as well as pulmonology. Additionally, eight subspecialties are ranked in the top ten. 

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The best doctors

A number of Texas Children's physicians have been recognized as Best Doctors of America. Best Doctors conducts the largest peer-review-based evaluation of the medical profession and Best Doctors physicians are chosen by 30,000 doctors identified in previous surveys as “the best” in their specialties.


Excellent nursing

The Magnet Recognition Program, awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Magnet designation requires organizations to develop, disseminate and enculturate evidence-based criteria that result in a positive work environment for nurses and, by extension, all employees.


Outstanding place to work

Texas Children’s Hospital has been consistently ranked by Houston Business Journal among Houston’s largest top 10 Best Places to Work companies.This distinction is based solely on employee feedback measuring a variety of job-related factors, including employee satisfaction, teamwork and leadership trust. 


Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Texas Children’s has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Texas Children’s is one of only three hospitals – and the only pediatric facility – in Houston to achieve the “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” award.


“Most Wired” hospitals in the nation

Texas Children’s has again received the “Most Wired” designation for outstanding health care-based technology from Hospitals Health Network Magazine – the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association. This is the fourth time Texas Children’s has won this award. Texas Children’s was noted for several IS achievements including the implementation of Epic Rover, a mobile software application that uses barcode technology to prevent medication errors and improve the quality and safety of medical administration. 


Optimal Facility Management

Texas Children’s Hospital has been selected by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) to receive the 2017 Excellence in Healthcare Facility Management Award. This award honors individuals and teams exemplifying how facility management teams work together to optimize the physical environment and improve patient care. Texas Children’s Hospital is the only two-time winner in the history of this award.