Awards & Recognition

We’re proud to share some of the ways Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has been recognized — both locally and nationally. These honors are important for one reason only: They demonstrate our commitment in doing what’s right for kids.

Top Honor

John Bradley, M.D., FAAP, Chief of the Divisiojohn-bradley smalln of Infectious Diseases, receives the Award for Lifetime Contribution in Infectious Diseases Education from the American Academy of Pediatrics (2014).


Social Media Friendly

Rady Children’s is named among the top 75 social media friendly children’s hospitals by (2014).

Top Doctors

More than 100 Rady Children’s-affiliated physicians SDMagTopDocscoverare named “Top Doctors” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey (2014). Click here for the list of these extraordinary physicians.

Most Wired

MW_Winner2014For the third consecutive year (20142013, 2012), Hospitals & Health Networks magazine names Rady Children’s as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals.


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Best Children’s Hospitals

For the fourth consecutive year (20142013, 2012, 2011), Rady Children’s ranks in all 10 specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report. And for the first time, every ranked specialty at Rady Children’s is listed among the top 30 programs in the nation. Read more.

Best Nursing Homes

Rady Children’s Bernardy Center Earns Top Honors from U.S. News & World Report for six years in a row (2014-2009). The Helen M. Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children continuously rates as one of the nation’s “Best Nursing Home” in U.S. News & World Report’s survey of nearly 16,best-nursing-homes-us-news000 facilities. Only those facilities with perfect five-star ratings from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid earn a place on this prestigious Honor Roll.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Kathleen Sellick smallKathleen Sellick, past president and CEO of Rady Children’s, is named a San Diego EY (Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the Year (2014), receiving the award in the Social Responsibility (non-profit) category. Read more.