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Why Choose Monroe Carell


As one of the top-ranked pediatric hospitals in the nation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers a team of experts who work together to provide compassionate, multidisciplinary care for your child. Our top priority is always our patients' well-being.

Patient Satisfaction

Listening to you helps us focus on providing the best outcomes and healthcare experience for children and their families.


Many of the doctors and surgeons who care for your child have received years of additional training and board certifications to maintain the highest levels of qualifications in children’s healthcare.

The Joint Commission (TJC) accredits Children's Hospital. TJC accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a TJC team at least every three years.

Other important factors

Children's Hospital is also a leader in other important factors that parents should consider when choosing healthcare for their child. These include the types of services and programs offered by the hospital and whether the hospital is:

  • Providing patient- and family-centered care
  • Actively involved in research


Learn more about quality and patient safety.

Awards and Recognition

Magnet Nursing

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which includes the children's hospital, is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet Recognition is a much sought-after distinction for healthcare institutions. To earn this recognition, hospitals must satisfy a demanding set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of its nursing. Magnet hospitals are known as places where nurses deliver excellent patient care and have a high level of job satisfaction. Magnet hospitals also foster open communication between nurses and other members of the healthcare team and include nurses in making decisions about patients' care. To learn more, visit ANCC Magnet Recognition.

Healthcare's Most Wired

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the nation’s 100 most wired hospitals and health systems for our efforts in innovative medical technology.

Professional Research Consultants (PRC)

PRC's highest honor, the Overall Top Performer Award, is given annually to each healthcare facility, healthcare provider, outpatient service line and inpatient unit that scores at or above the 100th percentile for the overall Quality of Care percent "Excellent" score in their national client database. The Five Star Award is given annually to those who score in the top ten percent (i.e., at or above the 90th percentile).