Awards & Rankings for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

The faculty and staff of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are committed to providing extraordinary care for children and families, and pursuing innovations that improve treatment and quality of life for our Little Victors.

Winning awards and achieving designations is never our goal, but to the extent that they are a representation to our community that the care we offer is of the highest quality, we are pleased to share that we are consistently recognized for our high standards and commitment to continuous improvement.

Recent selected awards and designations include:

Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center verification from the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons’ Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program was developed to improve the quality of children’s surgical care by creating a system that helps match each child’s individual surgical needs with the best care environment. The program is based on other nationally recognized ACS quality improvement programs that have measurably improved surgical quality and have prevented complications, reduced costs, and saved lives. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was the first hospital in Michigan to receive this designation. Learn more.

Best Children’s Hospitals rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Once again, U.S. News & World Report ranked Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in all ten categories evaluated. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all ten specialties.  Learn more.

Magnet status designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center 

In 2017, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers was awarded the prestigious Magnet status designation.  Only 6 percent of U.S. hospitals earn the coveted honor, given to organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.  C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital nurses lead innovative quality improvement initiatives, train the next generation of nurses, and provide compassionate, patient-centered care to our Little Victors and their families. Learn more.

Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designation from the American College of Surgeons

The Level I designation is the highest level of trauma certification and indicates that C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been certified by the America College of Surgeons as providing the highest level of emergency and surgical care to pediatric patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  There are fewer than 40 Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers in the entire nation, and only three in Michigan. 

Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses

The children’s emergency services unit at C.S. Mott Children’s received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence in 2017 from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. As a Beacon Award recipient, the children’s emergency services team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital met or exceeded criteria in recruitment and retention; education, training and mentoring; research and evidence-based practice, patient outcomes, leadership and organization ethics; and healing environment.

Most Innovative Children’s Hospital from Parents Magazine

Parents magazine best hospitals badge

Parents Magazine has recognized U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals for medical advancements and research, technology innovations and family support. The results were based on information gathered in a survey of 162 hospitals that are members of the Children’s Hospital Association. The survey identified innovations across various specialties as well as research, patents and partnerships. Hospitals on the list had to boast a proven track record of innovations that have led to medical advances as well as adoption of the latest technologies and innovative efforts to support families. Parents also compiled a list of “little things that make a big difference” at top hospitals. Mott’s list included everything from virtual reality technology to child life services, such as music therapy, pet therapy and the sibling program. Learn more.