Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Honored with 2022 Business Excellence Award

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (, the region’s pediatric health care leader, is the proud recipient of a 2022 Business Excellence Award in Innovation from the Greater Omaha Chamber. Innovation is one of the nonprofit organization’s core values, impacting how its team carries out its mission to improve the lives of children.

“Innovation impacts all aspects of our mission—from care and advocacy to research and education,” says Chanda Chacón, MPH, FACHE, Children’s president and CEO. “It is also a key ingredient in our People First culture, as we encourage team members to bring new ideas, creative solutions and their whole selves to our lifechanging work. We are grateful to the Greater Omaha Chamber for recognizing this as an important part of who we are and what we do.”

Children’s is accelerating efforts to become one of the nation’s leaders and innovators in pediatric health care. Its new Hubbard Center for Children, a critical care and surgical facility, offers some of the latest, most innovative equipment in its state-of-the-art surgical suites—from instruments that assist with minimally invasive techniques to surgical robots. Meanwhile, Children’s Cardiac Care Unit utilizes a new care model to improve patient outcomes and experiences, with one highly skilled, specialized team on one floor, providing the full range of high-quality cardiac care from admission to discharge. The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Heart Center’s Heart Catheterization Lab is the first-of-its kind for children in the world. Beyond life-saving technology, innovation in the Hubbard Center extends to patient family satisfaction. Rooms are equipped with interactive patient engagement systems with tools to empower patients and improve the hospital experience.

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