Awards and Memberships

The Children’s Hospital Association advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing more than 220 children’s hospitals, the Association is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. The Association champions public policies that enable hospitals to better serve children and is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics, driving improved clinical and operational performance of member hospitals. Formed in 2011, Children’s Hospital Association brings together the strengths and talents of three organizations: Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.).

“UMC Children’s Hospital belongs to our family of care givers devoted to improving the health of children,” said NACHRI President and CEO Lawrence McAndrews.

To be the only hospital in Nevada recognized as an Associate Member of Children’s Hospital Association is a prestigious accomplishment. It’s one more reason why UMC Children’s Hospital is in an elite class all its own, and why parents can feel good about the care their children receive.

UMC Designations

  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

First and Only

  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Nevada
  • Transplant Center in Nevada
  • Burn Care Center in Region


  • UMC Children’s Hospital is an Associate Member of Children’s Hospital Association
    *must meet certain criteria to have this level of membership
  • Nevada Hospital Association
  • American Hospital Association
  • National Association of Public Hospitals
  • Council of Teaching Hospitals

UMC Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a private sector, U.S.-based, not-for-profit organization.