Recent awards and recognition

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been recognized for excellence by a variety of local and national organizations.


(10/21/2015) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), only the third pediatric hospital in the United States to earn this distinction.

(6/9/15) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been ranked in 9 specialty areas in the U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals report.

(5/1/15) Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was awarded Hospital of the Month recognition from the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) collaborative because of our safety outcomes, reduction of harm, and safety training and education initiative. 

(4/30/15) 2015 Lab of the Year awarded by Medical Laboratory Observer.

(4/16/15) The Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has once again been recognized as a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. NAEC has recognized our center with a two-year designation, which provides us with a Level 4 status through 2016.

(2/19/15) Becker's Hospital Review named Peggy Troy, CEO, to its annual list, "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know." These women demonstrate outstanding leadership within the hospital and healthcare industry and were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadership skills, including oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives.


(11/8/14) Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was recognized again this year by Milwaukee Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers® awards program. Children’s received fourth-place honors in the program’s large category (1000+ employees). Healthiest Employers recognizes southeastern Wisconsin employers for improving the quality of life for their employees through a commitment to creating a healthy workplace.

(6/11/14) U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation. 

(5/6/14) Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin once again earned the highly coveted Magnet Recognition Program® status for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

(1/5/14) The YMCA honored Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Diversity and Inclusion Award for our commitment to bridging gaps in our community by offering health care services in communities that have large health care disparities and few health care options. 


(10/1/13) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Primary Care has been recognized for performance in the areas of patient satisfaction and effective practice management by the Medical Group Management Association. More than 2,400 medical groups responded to the most recent survey, and fewer than 50 attained the classification of superior/better performance management. Children's Primary Care has be awarded this distinction each year since 2006.

(6/11/13) Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been ranked in 9 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals report.

(5/24/13) Southwest Pediatrics is featured in the American Academy of Pediatrics monograph, Positioning the Family and Patient at the Center. This primary care clinic has dedicated its efforts to improving the patient experience and quality of care using the Medical Home Model to facilitate family networking, increase accessibility of care and create of a parent advisory board to guide practice improvements.

(5/5/13) Heather Sanders, RN, cardiac nurse, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, was selected as the 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Nurse of the Year by a panel of health care providers.

(4/17/13) Eileen Clark, MSM, CCLS, Family Services manager, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, was elected to the Child Life Council Board of Directors. Child Life Council represents trained professionals from around the country with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life's most challenging events.

(2/6/13) Stephanie Lenzner, corporate director, Information Planning and Management, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was selected for the Business Journal's Forty Under 40 class of 2013.

(2/4/13) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is ranked #4 in the nation by Parents magazine, Preemie and Newborn Care #1 and Emergency Care #3.

(1/29/13) - One hundred eighty-six Children's Hospital of Wisconsin physicians are listed on the 2013 Best Doctors in America® List. These physicians represent 68 percent of the state's pediatricians and pediatric specialists rated Best Doctors.

(1/21/13) - Two hundred fifty Children's Hospital of Wisconsin physicians are listed as M Magazine's 2013 Top-rated Doctors.