Awards & Recognition
We’re proud to share some of the ways Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has been recognized -- throughout the state and around the country. These honors are important for one reason only: They demonstrate our commitment in doing what's right for kids.
In its 2012 Most Wired Survey, Hospitals & Health Networks magazine names Rady Children's as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals. Read more.
Best Children's Hospitals
In its 2012-13 survey to identify the top children’s hospitals in the nation in 10 pediatric specialties, U.S. News & World Report once again ranks Rady Children’s in all 10 specialties:
- Orthopedics (#2)
- Urology (#9)
- Nephrology (#17)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (#20)
- Pulmonology (#22)*
- Neonatalogy (#21)*
- Neurology & Neurosurgery (#27)
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#28)
- Gastroenterology (#30)*
- Cancer (#37)*
Rady Children’s rankings increased in eight of 10 specialties when compared to last year’s results, with two specialties ranking in the top 10: Urology and Orthopedics. With 178 children’s hospitals surveyed, the top rankings place Rady Children’s among the nation’s elite. Read more.
* These rankings have been updated due to a U.S. News & World Report error.
Rady Children's was also ranked in all 10 speciaties in the 2011-2012 survey.
More National Recognition
Rady Children’s Bernardy Center Earns Top Honors from U.S. News and World Report (2012, 2011, 2010, 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 more than 15,500 facilities. Only those facilities with perfect five-star ratings from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid earn a place on this prestigious Honor Roll.
Rady Children’s Ranked Among Top Children’s Hospitals in the Nation by Parents magazine (2009). In addition to our Hospital ranking in the top 25 overall, our orthopedics division earned top honors, ranking number six in the country. Rady Children’s was one of only three West Coast hospitals in the United States in the top 30.
Top & Best Doctors
Ninety Rady Children’s-affiliated physicians are honored as 2012 Top Doctors in San Diego Magazine. Each year, the San Diego County Medical Society asks board-certified doctors to whom they would refer their patients and family members. That means that making the list is really high praise – physicians who are highly trusted and respected by their peers.
U.S. News & World Report names 19 Rady Children's-affiliated physicians as 2011 Top Doctors in its first-time survey of physicians across the country.
Best Doctors, Inc. recognized 102 Rady Children's-affiliated physicians as Best Doctors (2009) in their physician-to-physician survey. Best Doctors identifies specialists who are considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions. There's nothing more reassuring than knowing that our patients and families have access to some of the best doctors in the country!
Rady Children's President and CEO Kathleen Sellick was named 2011 Woman of the Year by San Diego Magazine. The award is given to women who are providing exceptional leadership for the San Diego region. More than 140 women were nominated this year.
President and CEO Kathleen Sellick received the Leadership in Action Award from Mental Health America of San Diego County (2010) in recognition of Rady Children’s comprehensive behavioral health services Mental Health America of San Diego County was founded in 1942 as the first mental health advocacy organization in San Diego County. Its mission is to promote mental health, to prevent mental disorders, and to achieve victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and service.