Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Appoints Brett Lee to Chief Operating Officer Role

ATLANTA (August 20, 2012) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Lee as Chief Operating Officer. Lee served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations at Children’s before becoming COO in July 2012.

In this role, Lee oversees clinical operations of all three hospitals and 17 neighborhood locations, including Marcus Autism Center. He will focus on driving operational excellence and enhancing the delivery of clinical care using information and technology, change management, and collaboration and innovation. Lee brings extensive experience to Children’s, having led clinical operations at other pediatric healthcare systems, including Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We are thrilled to have Brett at Children’s to help continue our tradition of excellence in pediatric health care innovation,” said Donna Hyland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “With Brett’s extensive and proven career of health care delivery optimization and clinical efficiency, he will truly have a lasting effect on the lives of Georgia’s kids.”

In 2011, the American College of Healthcare Executives presented Lee with the Robert S. Hudgens Award for being the top health care administrator in the country. He was also named a “rising star” in the health care industry by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2012. He has published numerous articles and is the author of two books on the topic of health care leadership; Growing Leaders in Healthcare: Lessons from the Corporate World, and Managing Clinically.

Lee has a bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma. He earned a master’s degree in leadership development from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a master’s of health science in health finance and management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He received a doctorate in allied health/physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Sciences. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Negotiation at the Harvard Law School. 


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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information.

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Published: Monday, August 20, 2012