Awards And Accreditations

Reflecting the level of excellence and expertise offered, Stony Brook Children’s is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and other national and international accrediting bodies. Our physicians are board-certified, often in more than one specialty, and our nurses and other clinical staff typically have additional pediatric certification plus years of experience in treating children.

We are also a proud member of the prestigious Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), a not-for-profit association of children’s hospitals and large pediatric units dedicated to improving the health of America’s 70 million children and families, no matter how sick or how poor. Stony Brook Children’s is one of the association’s 220 members, which gives us access to CHA’s collective wisdom and initiatives, as well as an opportunity to share our own expertise with other children’s hospitals throughout the country. Learn more

We are also an accredited Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, accredited by American College of Surgeons.

And we are a member of Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety, (SPS) a network of more than 100 children’s hospital who have pledged to ensure that no child will ever experience serious harm while we are trying to heal them. Learn more

Additional affiliations and accolades:

  • Stony Brook Children’s Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory was accredited for Pediatric Transthoracic and Fetal Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
  • Our Cystic Fibrosis Center was recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics for our success in improving care for patients. We have also been accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1990.
  • Stony Brook Children’s Family Advocacy Group received First Place recognition at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) annual meeting, for our Quality Improvement poster depicting the development and implementation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Family Advocacy Board.
  • Stony Brook Maternal Child HIV Center is one of only 9 Centers of Excellence in New York State, designated by the NYS AIDS Institute.
  • Stony Brook Children’s Lourie Center for Pediatric MS, which is funded in part by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Society.
  • In May, 2017, Susmita Pati, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, received the Academic Pediatric Association Healthcare Delivery Award for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s Keeping Families Healthy program. The award acknowledges Dr. Pati’s innovation in linking Stony Brook Children’s patient-centered medical home approach with the community, engaging learners at multiple levels, and conducting academic work in concert with care delivery to at-risk children. Read more
  • Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is a Member of Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.