Nursing Recognition and Awards

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Magnet Institution


MagnetBoston Children's Hospital is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Magnet status, an exclusive designation developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to recognize health care organizations that exemplify nursing excellence. Research has shown that patients who receive care at Magnet recognized hospitals experience:


  • Lower mortality rates and injury
  • Fewer complications from surgical procedures
  • Higher rates of satisfaction with services
  • Shorter lengths of stay in the hospital

Beacon Award


BeaconBoston Children's is proud to announce that the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) has received the American Association of Critical Care Nurses' (AACN) Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes individual critical care units that have met rigid evidence-based criteria for excellence in patient outcomes, care quality, patient safety, interdisciplinary practice, innovation and family centered care.


Lantern Award


Lantern AwardBoston Children’s also received  the Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association, which is given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care.


Daisy Award


Daisy AwardSeveral Boston Children's Hospital nurses have received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses which recognizes the incredible work that nurses do every day.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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