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The Joint Commission


The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.


Nursing Magnet Recognition Program certification

In February 2021, Children’s Hospital New Orleans celebrated achievement of the national Magnet Recognition Program® certification, a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and excellence in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

Newsweek_WBH2022_Logo_SpecClinics_Pediatrics-small​Newsweek’s Best Specialty Hospitals in the World for Pediatrics

In October 2021, Children’s Hospital was named, for the very first time, to Newsweek’s roster of ‘Best Specialty Hospitals in the World for Pediatrics’. In the 2022 rankings, Children’s Hospital New Orleans was the only children’s hospital in Louisiana or Mississippi to be recognized. This first-ever ranking reflects the hospital’s unwavering commitment to provide the best possible care to all kids, and only kids, in Louisiana and the Gulf South. Learn more >>

childrens-hospital-association​Children's Hospital Association (CHA)

Children’s Hospital is a member of The Children’s Hospital Association which works with 220 member hospitals to develop forward-thinking solutions for children’s health care, backed by 50 years of collaboration. CHA focuses its collective efforts in areas of greatest impact and aggregated strength: policy, quality and safety best practices, and analytics to inform decision-making of clinicians, policy-makers, payers and providers.

CARF​Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, also known as CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Children’s Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation program is recognized for ongoing innovation and standards of performance.

patient-safety​Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS)

The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Children’s Network represents the most herculean effort to date by children’s hospitals to create a universally safe and healing environment for all children who are in our care. Children’s Hospital is proud to be one of 80+ children’s hospitals who share the vision that no child will ever experience serious harm while we are trying to heal them.