The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized Children’s Hospital for achieving indicators to improve quality of patient care and outcomes with their Silver Achievement Award for at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to their "Get With The Guidelines Resuscitation Achievement” guidelines. The associations recognized the hospital’s time of compliance from January 2013–December 2013. The recognition is valid until January 2015. Dr. Costa Dimitriades, medical director of Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Critical Care Coordinator Chuck LaBella are co-chairs of the resuscitation performance improvement committee.
"This achievement means that patients and parents can rest assured that we strive to bring the best care and critical thinking to any situation involving a cardiac or respiratory arrest,” LaBella said. "Children's Hospital is meeting goals in the area of resuscitation that we have set for ourselves, as well as meeting certain standards set forth by the American Heart Association.Through continuing education of our staff via 'mock codes' and oversight from the Resuscitation Performance Improvement committee we can push ourselves to reach the Gold Achievement Award for the year 2014.”