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CHOC Children’s has been ranked in six specialties in U.S. News & World Report's Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. With more than 200 children’s hospitals in the nation, these top rankings place CHOC among an elite group.

Specifically, CHOC ranked in the following specialties: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; neonatology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology.

“CHOC Children’s deserves high praise,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Ranking shows the dedication and expertise that CHOC brings to the children who need those qualities the most.”


Leapfrog Award

CHOC Children’s Hospital has earned the “Top Hospital” designation from The Leapfrog Group for providing the safest and highest quality health care services to patients.  CHOC is one of only 13 children's hospitals in the nation named to the "2013 Leapfrog Top Hospitals" list, based on results from The Leapfrog Group’s national survey. 

A record number 1,324 hospitals participated in the survey, which measured performance in patient safety and quality.  Specifically, the survey focused on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare; resource use; and management structures in place to prevent errors. Demonstrating the highest standards in quality of care and resource use, Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.


CAPE Award

CHOC Children’s has been recognized with the Gold Level CAPE (California Awards for Performance Excellence) Award from the California Council for Excellence (CCE). CHOC is the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction.

The CAPE Program, administered by the CCE, emulates the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and is the highest recognition in the state for performance excellence. The CAPE Program, employing the same rigorous criteria used on the national level, recognizes organizations that demonstrate continuous improvement and superior performance in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement/knowledge management, human resources, process management and business results.


Magnet

CHOC was awarded “Magnet designation” from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). With this award - the highest honor bestowed to a hospital - CHOC has joined an elite group of hospitals nationwide. Magnet recognition honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards. It officially recognizes our tireless commitment to the highest standards of nursing practice, quality of care, and patient safety.


Beacon Award

CHOC Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the nation to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). This recognition represents CHOC’s extraordinary commitment to high quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families.

As a Beacon Award recipient, CHOC’s PICU succeeded in the following areas, as measured against evidence-based criteria:

• Recruitment and retention
• Education, training and mentoring
• Research and evidence-based practice
• Patient outcomes
• Leadership and organization ethics
• Healing environment


Most Trusted Brand

CHOC Children’s was voted a “Most Trustworthy Brand” by Orange County residents in 2011. The designation is the result of a six-month research effort designed to determine not only the most trustworthy brands based in, or with a strong presence in Orange County but also the reasons why these specific products and services hold the public’s trust more than others.
 
Organized jointly by the Values Institute at DGWB and OC METRO, the 20-question Most Trustworthy Brands: Orange County Edition™ online survey is based on a proprietary research initiative developed at DGWB. The complete list and a profile of each honored brand is published in the June 2011 issue of Newport Beach-based OC METRO magazine and online at ocmetro.com.

 

 

 

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