Awards & Recognitions

2017

Best Hospital – Pediatric Orthopedics (Ranked 47th)

For the second year in a row, the orthopedics program at Dell Children’s Medical Center ranked in the top 50 on U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of best hospitals. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. Read the Report

Nationally Accredited for Critical Care Transport

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas pediatric critical care transport team received full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for helicopter, airplane and ambulance transportation. This is the highest designation by national standards for transporting the pediatric critical care patients. Learn More

2016

Best Hospital – Pediatric Orthopedics (Ranked 49th)

Dell Children’s was in the top 50 on U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of best hospitals. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties and regionally in states and major metro areas. Learn More

High Performer, US News & World Report, 2015-16

For ranking 49 nationally for specialty of pediatric orthopedics.

2015

Level 1 Trauma Center

Dell Children’s is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Central Texas and one of only five in all of Texas. This certification indicates the highest level of care available. Our facility was re-verified in 2015.

Magnet Designation

Magnet Designation is the highest recognition of excellence in the nation awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

10 Most Colorfully Inspiring Children’s Hospitals in the World – #10

Dell Children’s was recognized for healing power of a truly engaging atmosphere by Masters of Health Administration Online.

Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award

Dell Children’s was recognized for outstanding performance in the Water, Energy, and Green Building categories awarded by Practice Greenhealth.

Austin Community Impact Award

The Austin Business Journal recognized the positive impact of the W.H. and Elaine McCarty South Tower at Dell Children’s during its annual 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards.

50 Greenest Hospitals in America

Dell Children’s was featured in “The Energy And Green Building Issue – Green From The Ground Up” in Becker’s Hospital Report.

5-Star Award: Outpatient Diagnostic Lab

Our Outpatient Diagnostic Laboratory earned a 5-Star Award for Patient Experience from the Professional Research Consultants.

2014

Best Hospital – Pediatric Urology (Ranked 49 out of 178)

Dell Children’s was in the top 50 on U.S. News and World Report’s annual list.

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures: Children’s Asthma

The Joint Commission recognized us for excellence in this service line. The recognition is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes for children’s asthma.

Gold Level Award

Dell Children’s received this award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for successful efforts in organ donation and donor registration.

5-Star Award: Outpatient Laboratory Services

Our Outpatient Diagnostic Laboratory earned a 5-Star Award for Patient Experience from the Professional Research Consultants.

4-Star Award: Anesthesia Services, Outpatient Services, Emergency Department Services

Our Anesthesia Services received a 4-Star Award for Physician Engagement, while our Outpatient Services and Emergency Department Services received 4-Star Awards for Patient Experience. All recognitions were from the Professional Research Consultants.

Local/Community Prevention Program Achievement Award

Our Injury Prevention Program was recognized by Safe States Alliance for their commitment to the field of injury and violence prevention and use of innovative approach to maintain or grow program infrastructure. This is one of the association’s most prestigious awards.

Better Buildings Challenge Honoree

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge Summit in Washington, D.C. recognized Dell Children’s Medical Center for its reduced energy consumption in a recent expansion of the hospital complex.

Emergency Department Staff and Trauma Services Recognized for Outstanding Care

This award is given by the Texas EMS for Children Program to a team that has displayed outstanding care for a child in an emergency medical or trauma event. The Dell Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department Staff and Trauma Services were recognized for the coordinated care and service provided to this child.

50 Greenest Hospitals in America

Dell Children’s was featured in “The Energy And Green Building Issue – Green From The Ground Up” in Becker’s Hospital Report.

2013

Healthcare Platinum Designation

U.S. Green Building Council honored the W.H. and Elaine McCarthy South Tower at Dell Children’s with this award.

5-Star Green Building Rating

Dell Children’s Medical Center was recognized by Austin Energy for excellence in following sustainable building practices in design and construction. This was the first commercial project to receive the distinction.

2012

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Award

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognized Dell Children’s pediatric programs that offer the highest level of care, education and support as well as clinical research.

2011

Organizational Leadership in a Non-Governmental Organization

The U.S. Green Building Council recognized Dell Children’s for vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction.

2009

Designated Trauma Facility Award

The Texas Department of State Health Services recognized Dell Children’s along with University Medical Center at Brackenridge.

2008

Community Service Award

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gave Dell Children’s this award for our Spanish interpreter program.

Community Service Award

The Austin NAACP gave Dell Children’s this award for supporting children’s health care needs.

Platinum-Level Designation LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Dell Children’s Medical Center was honored by the U.S. Green Building Council as the world’s first hospital to receive Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum Certification, the highest achievement bestowed for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Clean Air Award

Dell Children’s received this award from the National Air Filtration Association. The purpose of the award is to recognize leadership and excellence in air filtration by selected air filter users.