Children's Hospital Colorado

Awards & Recognitions

Children's Hospital Colorado has been ranked for more than a decade as one of the best children's hospitals nationally in U.S. News & World Report, and as the consistent choice eight years in a row by area physicians for the care of their loved ones.

Founded in 1908, Children's Colorado is a private, not-for-profit pediatric healthcare network dedicated 100 percent to caring for kids. With more than 3,000 pediatric specialists and more than 5,000 full-time employees, Children's Colorado is home to a number of nationally and internationally recognized medical programs.

U.S. News & World Report

Best Childrens Hospital Honor Roll
Children's Colorado is ranked No. 5 
in the nation.

Children's Hospital Colorado has been ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report every year since the inception of its pediatric hospital rankings edition in 1993. In 2015, six of our specialty areas were among the country's top 10, including Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 4)Neonatology (No. 6)Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (tied for No. 6)Pulmonology (No. 7)Orthopedics (No. 7) and Cancer (tied for No. 9). Children's Colorado also ranked among the top five on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital's 2015-16 Honor Roll.

Read our press release or visit U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Children's Hospitals.

Parents Magazine

Children's Hospital Colorado has once again been recognized by Parents magazine as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation in its survey of the "10 Best Children's Hospitals." The results ranked Children's Colorado as No. 5 for overall care and as the highest scoring children's hospital for "Family Friendliness."

Parents also ranked the Top 10 children's hospitals in six specialties. Four Children's Colorado specialties ranked in the Top 10: Heart Care, No. 6; Cancer Care, No. 7; Emergency Care, No. 9; and Pulmonary Care, No. 10.

Read our press release or visit Parents' website.

5280 Top Docs

5280 Magazine's Top Docs

5280 magazine has once again named more than 100 physicians at Children's HospitalColorado to its annual "Top Docs" list. We're proud to say that out of the 333 mentioned, 113 Children's Hospital Colorado physicians made the list.The magazine surveys Denver-area doctors and asks them, specialty by specialty, which metro-area physicians they would trust to treat themselves and their families.

See who made the "Top Docs" list.

Nursing Magnet Status

The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program was established in 1993 to recognize healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition within nursing that supports professional nursing practice. Independent studies of Magnet hospitals have shown that patients average a shorter length of stay and higher rate of satisfaction.

Children’s Hospital Colorado received our third Magnet recognition in 2015, and we are presently one of only eight Magnet recognized hospitals in the state. We were initially designated a Magnet hospital in 2005, and were recognized again in 2011. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

Read our press release or visit the ANCC website.

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American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality

Children’s Hospital Colorado was recently named the winner of the 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Award. Children’s Colorado is only the second children’s hospital to win the award in its 14-year history. The award recognizes hospitals for their commitment to making six quality aims a reality: safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity.

The Quest for Quality judges were impressed by Children’s Colorado’s commitment to high quality, safe patient care in every department, both clinical and non-clinical.

Read our press release.

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Most Wired Award

For the third year in a row, Children's Hospital Colorado has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals according to the 2015 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. 

Read our press release.

Colorado Awards

2015 Parent Family Favorite

2015 Family Favorite for Hospital or Health Clinic, Colorado Parent Magazine

Children's Hospital Colorado was voted 2015 Family Favorite for Hospital or Health Clinic in a survey by Colorado Parent magazine. Voted on by the readers of Colorado Parent, Family Favorites honors services and companies Colorado families love.

Colorado Patient Safety Coalition's Outstanding Culture of Patient Safety Achievement Award

Children's was recognized for our comprehensive patient safety program, including our Great Catch award program, post event review process, real-time reporting system, patient safety rounds and The Patient Safety Committee (leadership structure).

Colorado Biz Magazine's Top Company in Healthcare

Colorado Biz Magazine's Top Company awards is Colorado's most competitive business awards program, judged on the basis of financial performance, operational excellence and community involvement.

Colorado Biz Magazine's Best Companies to Work for in Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado was selected as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado by ColoradoBiz magazine, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Colorado State Council, and for 2009.

Award-Winning Website and Online Communications

Web Health Award

2014 Web Health Awards



Colorado Healthcare Communicators' Gold Leaf Awards

  • Grand Gold Leaf: ChildrensMD (Best in Show category)
  • Gold Leaf: "The Facebook Engagement Score" (Social Media category)
  • Gold Leaf: ChildrensMD (New Media category)


2011 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

  • Gold Award-Best Mobile Communications for ChildrensMD
  • Silver Award-Best Web 2.0

2011 Web Health Awards

  • Bronze award for our work in the Social Media category for Facebook