Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Ranks among “Best Children’s Hospitals” in Nation According to U.S. News & World Report

ATLANTA (June 27, 2017) - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list. Children's had six specialties rank in the top 20.

The Nephrology Program, the Gastroenterology Program, the Aflac Cancer Center, the Orthopaedics Program, Neonatology and the Sibley Heart Center all ranked in the top 20 for their individual specialties.

The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas—with the survey questions created and refined by content experts in each field. Children’s ranked in each of the 10 specialty areas.

“At Children’s, our physicians and staff are dedicated to advancing and transforming the practice of pediatric medicine while delivering the best possible care to the children and families who depend on us,” said Donna Hyland, President and CEO, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “Kids get better when they receive the expert care Children’s provides, and we believe that every child in Georgia deserves access to that kind of care. We are honored to receive the distinction as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation.”

The 2017 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2017 guidebook, which will be available later this summer. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by 187 hospitals.

The not-for-profit organization has also been named among Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 12 years in a row. Visit for more information.


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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and 27 neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community. Visit for more information.

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