Children's Hospital Reputation

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. 

Lauded as one of the safest hospitals for kids in California, we excel in delivering well-coordinated, collaborative care. For instance, we have outstanding hand hygiene scores, completely outstripping our peers. Our nursing leadership and care is among the best in the nation and we continue to win unit-based awards for the special skills and expertise that we bring to the compassionate brand of care that we deliver.

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.

Find out more about our most recent rankings.

‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

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.

Becker’s Hospital Review conducts research, considers nominations and evaluates reputable hospital ranking sources such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals and Healthgrades, and only includes institutions that have “rich history, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform. These organizations have played home to some of the greatest medical advancements in U.S. health care history, and they are also the bastions of their respective communities—serving the roles of academic hubs or local mainstays.”

Read our Becker’s Hospital Review.

Patient Safety Designation 

Our hospital is one of 12 children's hospitals to be designated a “Top Hospital” for 2015 by The Leapfrog Group. This is the fifth time in six years Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has earned the Top Hospital designation from The Leapfrog Group, which annually recognizes the best hospitals in the nation for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients. Find out more about this award

Customer-Friendly Hospital

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is one of only 15 hospitals in California, and one of only seven children's hospitals nationwide, to receive a 2007 Hospital of Choice Award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHP). This award is given to institutions that are the most customer-friendly hospitals in America.

Leading Physicians

The Medical Staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles includes 528 physicians - 94 percent are board-certified in their specialty or specialties.

Many hold leadership positions with national organizations, advocacy groups and National Institutes of Health committees.  A few hold leadership positions at the highest level in medicine.

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.

Leading Researchers

We have more than 90 faculty members who are principal investigators in peer review and extramurally funded research studies. Many are on advisory boards for scientific journals and funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During the last 15 years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has ranked our hospital among the top ten recipients of research funding.

Lantern Award (2013-2016)

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.