Massachusetts General Hospital is recognized for achieving the highest standards in patient care, education and research, ranking the hospital among the most prestigious medical institutions. As a hospital within Mass General, Mass General for Children shares the following awards and recognitions.

Nurses Magnet Award

American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Hospital

Magnet designation represents the highest honor available for nursing excellence and is achieved by fewer than 7% of hospitals in the United States. In 2003, Mass General became the first hospital in the state of Massachusetts to receive this distinction.

Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

Leapfrog Top Hospital

Mass General has been designated as a “Top Hospital” for patient safety and health care quality practices by The Leapfrog Group, whose quality and safety survey is an important measure of a hospital’s commitment to patients’ wellbeing.

Gold Performance Achievement Award

Gold Performance Achievement Award—Stroke

Mass General has received the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award. This award honors the hospital for implementing best practices for stroke care and ensuring stroke patients receive the highest quality care according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award

AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

For the third consecutive year, AARP has named Mass General as one of the top employers in the United States for employees over age 50.

Best Places to Work in Acadamia Award

The Scientist Best Places to Work in Academia, 2008

The Scientist, a magazine for life sciences professionals, has again honored Mass General as one of the Best Places to Work in Academia.


Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Trauma Program has been verified by American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 center—the highest level-- for 20 years under the medical direction of Daniel P. Ryan, MD.

Designated ECMO Center
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization recognizes MassGeneral Hospital for Children as a designated center in neonatal pulmonary, pediatric pulmonary and cardiac care for patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).