U.S. News & World Report
ACH ranked in seven specialties in the 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: Pulmonology, Cancer, Cardiology, Nephrology, Urology, Diabetes/Endocrinology and Orthopedics.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
This accreditation puts Arkansas Children’s among the elite eight percent of hospitals worldwide that have earned Magnet status. It is a reflection of our nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.
The ACR Computed Tomography (CT) Accreditation Program recognizes our radiology department as one of the safest departments, offering the best quality care possible. Learn more about our radiology program.
The Respiratory Care Services Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) received an elite honor from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), which named it a recipient of the 2019-2020 Apex Recognition Award. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the state and one of only two children’s hospitals across the nation to receive this year’s designation. Only 12 awards were given to acute care hospitals nationally. Read more...
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
The Arkansas Children's Heart Institute CVICU holds a Gold-Level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), distinguishing the unit’s exceptional patient care and healthy work environments.
Arkansas Children's Hospital's NICU holds a Gold-Level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), distinguishing the unit’s exceptional patient care and healthy work environments. We are one of 11 NICUs in the nation to achieve the honor.
Arkansas Children's PICU holds a Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), which demonstrates the unit's consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care.
Arkansas Children’s was recognized by the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital certification program as a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion. We are committed to ensuring babies sleep safely - at our facilities and at home.
Arkansas Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program is the only program in the state with a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level 4 accreditation, providing the most advanced care for children with epilepsy. Our board-certified doctors are trained to evaluate, diagnose and create an individualized plan for your child. Learn more about our neurology program.
This award was developed to be able to publicly recognize organizations that advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification.
In 2022, Arkansas Children's was noted as a top performer on the Healthcare Equality Index for LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. The HEI helps LGBTQ patients, employees, and visitors find LGBTQ-friendly healthcare facilities.
Arkansas Children’s has officially achieved the designation of 2022 Best Places to Work in Arkansas sponsored by Arkansas Business.
In 2022, Arkansas Children's was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the 2022 Best of the Best Contest by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Learn more about our team and how to join us.
Arkansas Children's has been named the Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.
In collaboration with market research company Statista, Forbes surveyed 45,000 employees working for businesses with a minimum of 1,000 employees.
Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Arkansas Children's.