Whether treating a toddler in an emergency or supporting a teen through chemotherapy treatments, we are dedicated to the care of each patient. It’s through teamwork at every level of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and with you, the family, that we are able to achieve excellence in pediatric care.
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With a proven track record of providing world-class care to patients in more than 30 pediatric specialties, we are a model for other pediatric hospitals. Infants, teens and young adults belong in a children’s hospital where they can get specialized treatment from caregivers who know the important differences between children and adults.
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Research is a cornerstone of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta mission to enhance the lives of children. In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Tech and Morehouse, Children’s seeks answers to the most challenging childhood medical conditions through teaching and research.
We all want happy, healthy kids. But as a busy parent, helping your kids eat well and stay active can be a challenge.
At Strong4Life, created by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our doctors, nutritionists and wellness experts create fun, easy ways to help your kids eat, move and live healthier. From picky eaters to passionate gamers, we have a slew of simple tips by experts who understand, because we’re parents, too.
As a not-for-profit organization, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta relies on the generous financial and volunteer support of our community. Your donations directly impact the lives of each family served by Children’s and support many initiatives such as clinical excellence, research, teaching, wellness and charity care.
Our Orthopaedic Program team features multidisciplinary medical experts. The program is led by Michael Schmitz, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics.
Though our International Patient Services, we help meet the unique needs of families traveling from outside of the United States.
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When a balance beam fall left Kate with an injury, the gymnast wasn’t sure she could return to the gym. Thanks to a dedicated spirit and intense physical therapy, she bounced back in time to qualify for the state meet.
Levi was born without fingers on his left hand. His left thumb was underdeveloped and unstable. Surgery at Children's helped him increase function—even giving him the ability to pick up M&Ms.
When a limp and hip pain slowed him down in the summer of 2011, Eli’s parents thought it was probably a minor injury from being an active kid. But an X-ray revealed that he had Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, a condition that affects the top of the thigh bone.
Annaliese and Isla Murphy both showed early signs of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).
A few years ago, Declan Farmer knew little about hockey and even less about sled hockey. But, with time and practice, this double amputee is on his way to Sochi, Russia as part of the 2014 Paralympic sled hockey team.
After a hand injury and multiple surgeries, Karah eventually sought treatment at Children's. Our orthopaedics and rehabilitation programs teamed up to help her develop strength and function.
Whether she is demonstrating the best back bend in gymnastics or competing with her four siblings, this 9-year-old doesn’t back down from a challenge. She was born without most of her left leg, starting at the middle of her thigh.
On April 7, 2006, Anne was a passenger in a horrific automobile accident.
Nine-year-old Maia loved dancing, but when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg, she wondered how many more leaps and twirls she would be able to make.
Now that she has gone through both bracing and spinal fusion surgery, this senior at the Atlanta Girls School wants other girls with scoliosis to know that they are not alone.
At 5 years old, Caroline was thrown from her mother’s car after it was hit by a drunk driver. She suffered severe brain trauma. She worked hard to recover from that, as well as a scoliosis diagnosis.
Lauren was only 6-years old when diagnosed with scoliosis. Six years later, she had spinal fusion surgery at Children's.
Breanna had two aggressive curves in her spine; one that her mother said was between 50-60 degrees. Because of the severity of the curves, bracing was not an option. Breanna would need a surgical procedure to address her spinal deformity.
A competitive swimmer and soccer player, Morgan Fleming tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a soccer game in 2012.
Almost as soon as she could stand, Leighton Jordan was up on her toes. Her dream was to be a successful ballet dancer one day.
A series of events that took place in early 2010 could have derailed Evan's basketball dreams forever.
In October 2009, John suffered a concussion during football practice after receiving an especially hard hit.
The first thing that hit the ground was my left knee,” Landon said. “I heard a pop.” Even though he did not feel pain, team trainers suspected something more serious.
When Rachel first hurt her ACL, the most important stabilizing ligament in the knee, she knew there would be a tough course ahead of her.
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