Medical Services Awards and Honors

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited FacilityThe ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications (Radiologist and technologist), adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.
ACR Ultrasound Accreditation BadgeACR Accreditation is a self-assessment and peer review process focused on diagnostic image quality, staff qualifications, policies, protocols, equipment, and therapeutic treatment. It allows facilities to set and surpass industry-accepted quality standards for patient care and includes recommendations for improvement.
Healthcare Heroes BadgeArkansas Business has named ACNW as a winner for the Healthcare Heroes for Small hospitals. This honor is given to those making significant contributions to the quality of healthcare in the state.
Spina Bifida Association - Clinic Care Partner BadgeThe Spina Bifida Association (SBA) Clinic Care Partner program is an initiative that stems from the existing Spina Bifida Collaborative Care Network (SBCCN), a program that works to identify the needs of people with Spina Bifida, connect with health care providers, identify clinics with the best outcomes, and identify research priorities.

Clinics who become SBA Clinic Care Partners implement best practices so that people with Spina Bifida receive the best care possible in order to have fulfilling lives.
CMT Center of Excellence BadgeThe designated COEs demonstrate strengths in providing excellence in clinical care and research and will collaborate with HNF to expand their role as CMT/IN patient community hubs for clinical care, community engagement, research, and training/education.
ELSO Platinum Award for Excellence in Life SupportThe Platinum ELSO Award recognizes centers that have achieved qualifying scores on the Excellence in Life Support Application.
NCQA Logo"NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "Recognition shows that Arkansas Children's Primary Care Clinics (Adolescent, General Pediatric Clinic, Circle of Friends, Southwest Clinic) has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time."


Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accredited Program LogoSSH Accreditation is a peer-reviewed, customized evaluation of your healthcare simulation program. This accreditation examines simulation program's processes and outcomes in assessment, research, teaching/education, and systems integration.

This award was developed to be able to publicly recognize organizations that advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification.

2019-2020 APEX Recognition AwardThe 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...

Society for Pediatric Sedation Center for Excellence logoLa Unidad de Sedación Pediátrica de ACH fue designada recientemente como Centro de Excelencia en Sedación Pediátrica por la Sociedad de Sedación Pediátrica (SPS). Actualmente esta designación se mantiene en 10 hospitales de niños en todo el mundo por cumplir y superar las normas más altas de calidad de la SPS. Felicitaciones al Dr. Abdallah Dalabih, Dana Thomas y a todo el equipo de sedación pediátrica por este logro. 

Arkansas Children's has a Level 4 accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).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.

The ACR Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program evaluates the qualifications of radiology personnel, equipment, image quality, and quality control measures. Learn more about our radiology program.

Arkansas Children's is an accredited facility by the American College of Radiology.

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.

American College of Radiology Computed Tomography Accredited Facility

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The following list represents all Best Doctors selected at Arkansas Children's. 


Other Awards and Honors


Arkansas Children's Hospital has achieved Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). We are the first hospital in Arkansas to achieve this designation and we are one of only 350 hospitals worldwide with this accomplishment. 

ACH has achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model (EMRAM)

In 2020, 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 was named a Top Performer by Healthcare Equality Index for LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Arkansas Children’s has officially achieved the designation of 2020 Best Places to Work in Arkansas sponsored by Arkansas Business.

Arkansas Business Best Places to Work 2020

In 2019, Arkansas Children's was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the 2019 Best of the Best Contest by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Learn more about our team and how to join us.

Arkansas Children's was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the 2019 Best of the Best Contest by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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. Learn more...

Arkansas Children's is a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion