Below is some of the recognition Cincinnati Children’s has received as a leader in the areas of child health, safety, education, employee culture, and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Best Medical Schools

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as the third best pediatric program at a medical school in the United States. The UC Department of Pediatrics is comprised entirely of faculty members from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The third-place ranking, based on a survey of medical school deans and senior faculty, is in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report guide to America’s best medical schools.


A Global Leader in Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s has been ranked by Newsweek as among the “World’s Best Hospitals 2021.” With its focus on pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s was categorized as among the Top Specialized Hospitals. Pediatric hospitals were selected based on recommendations from medical experts such as doctors, hospitals managers, and health care professionals.


A Best Place to Work

  • Cincinnati Children’s ranked No. 38 in the nation in Forbes magazine’s 2021 list of “America's best large employers.” For its list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Learn more about the list.

  • Cincinnati Children’s ranked No. 18 in Forbes’ first-ever list of best employers for women in the United States for 2018. The magazine surveyed 40,000 Americans about issues such as working conditions, diversity, pay equity, opportunities for advancement and family leave. Learn more about the survey.
  • The Human Rights Campaign has named Cincinnati Children's a 2018 Healthcare Equality Leader in recognition of our care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, families and employees. See "Recognition for LGBT Care" above.
  • Cincinnati Children’s was inducted in to the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work Hall of Fame” in 2008.

America's Best Employers for Diversity

Forbes Best Employers for Diversity.

Cincinnati Children’s was named to Forbes 2020 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.






Parents’ Magazine - Most Innovative Children's Hospitals

Parents magazine has named Cincinnati Children’s among the 20 most innovative children’s hospitals of 2018, calling out our development of a mini MRI that offers radiation-free images in just 10 to 30 minutes for our smallest patients.

The honor reinforces our legacy of making discoveries, sharing our ideas and bringing them to life for kids everywhere by developing and adopting the latest technologies and innovations.

Parents selected the top hospitals from results of a detailed survey sent to members of the Children’s Hospital Association, which considered the medical advances and track-record of 162 hospitals. 


A Magnet for Nursing

Magnet logo.Cincinnati Children’s in 2018 has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

“What matters most about this recognition is that the kids win again,” says Barb Tofani, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president of patient services, at Cincinnati Children’s. “Outstanding care provided by highly skilled and caring staff − that's what we're all about and what Magnet recognizes.”

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Cincinnati Children’s was previously granted Magnet status in 2013 and 2009.

An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved during the previous four years.

Out of nearly 6,000 hospitals in the United States, fewer than 7 percent have earned Magnet recognition.


Recognition for LGBT Care

Healthcare Equality Index badge.The Human Rights Campaign has named Cincinnati Children's a 2018 Healthcare Equality Leader in recognition of our care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and families. 

The Healthcare Equality Index measures how healthcare facilities in the United States treat their LGBT patients, employees and families.  Measures include policies addressing patient and employment nondiscrimination, patient and family visitation and training in LGBT patient-centered care.

Charla Weiss, interim manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, said Cincinnati Children’s is committed to treating every family that visits the hospital and every employee of the organization with respect and dignity.

"Since 2013, Cincinnati Children’s has been closing the gap in ensuring equal care to LGBTQ patients and their families, and our Transgender Clinic is constantly pushing us toward fulfilling our promise to provide inclusive care to all," she said.