Dayton Children’s is accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, national accrediting body that oversees the safety and quality of health care delivery and related services. In September 2015 we underwent our full triennial, unannounced survey by The Joint Commission. We received full accreditation status for both Dayton Children’s Hospital and Children’s Home Care of Dayton (CHCOD).
In addition, we are proud of other accreditations and awards which speak to the quality of care we provide:
- Dayton Children’s Hospital is verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Dayton Children’s Hospital is the only verified pediatric trauma center in the region staffed entirely by pediatric specialists. It was verified by the American College of Surgeons during the three year re-verification visit on February 12, of 2014. We look forward to our re-verification visit scheduled in October of 2016.
- Dayton Children's received Magnet designation® on November 22, 2013. Magnet designation is nursing’s highest honor, meaning Dayton Children’s Hospital has been recognized nationally as the gold standard in patient care and the professional practice of nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
- The Comprehensive Cancer Care Center was in 2013 accredited by the American College of Surgeons and one of only a few approved programs in the country.
- The Pediatric Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dayton Children’s last accreditation was awarded in 2015 and the center will be evaluated again in 2020.
- Medical Imaging is accredited by the American College of Radiology. The CT program was re-accredited in February 2016 and will be reviewed again in 2019. The MRI program (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) was surveyed in Jan 2015 and will be reviewed again in 2018. The Medical Imaging Department for X-rays and Nuclear Medicine were most recently surveyed and licensed in July 2015 by the Ohio Department of Health.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Center was accredited by National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2010 and will be reviewed for accreditation again in March 2016.
- The echocardiography laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories in all forms of Pediatric echocardiography and in Fetal Echocardiography.
- Our Clinical Laboratory, Genetics Department, Respiratory Department, and Outpatient Lab Testing Centers are surveyed every two years by the College of American Pathologist (CAP). Our Blood Bank is also FDA regulated. These surveys were completed in the Spring of 2015 with accreditation awarded.
- Regional Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the region's perinatal referral center, features an award-winning design and quick access to all pediatric subspecialists.
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) , the region's only intensive care unit devoted to pediatrics, won the first-ever Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practices Award in 2009 for our outstanding record of decreasing incidence of central line bloodstream infections.
- The National Association of Epilepsy Centers redesignated Dayton Children’s pediatric neurology team as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center in April 2015.
These accreditations and recognitions speak to the quality and expertise of our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. It says we are following national standards, policies and procedures which are required for our pediatric hospital.
To learn more about the quality of care, there's no better source than our patients. Please take the time to review our patient stories. You'll see our accredited care has changed lives.
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