Dedicated to Kids for More Than 100 Years
For more than 100 years, we’ve been 100 percent dedicated to kids. Founded in 1915 as the Scottish Rite Convalescent Home for Crippled Children in two rented cottages with 20 patient beds, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the only pediatric institutions in the nation that has existed for more than a century. From our focus on family support and treating the whole child to our specialized equipment and techniques, we are tireless in our pursuit of providing the best possible care for children.
- In 1998, Egleston Children’s Health Care System and Scottish Rite Medical Center came together to form Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, becoming one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country. The new organization had a single priority: providing the best family-centered care possible.
- The next year, Hope and Will, our colorful girl and boy mascots, came to life as a way to represent the hopeful attitude and strong will of our patients, families and staff.
- In 2006, Children’s assumed responsibility for the management of services at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, adding a third hospital to anchor our growing System.
History of our hospitals
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Get to know the history behind Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and how we came to be one of the largest providers of pediatric clinical care in the country.View Timeline
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A Story of Hope and Will
In 2015, we celebrated a century of caring for our community’s children.
As we marked this milestone, we remembered those who helped to make up our history, from physicians and patients to community leaders and volunteers. The story of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of hope and will—the hope for a better future for children and the will to make it happen.
We invite you to watch “A Story of Hope and Will,” a documentary featuring the special people who shaped our history.
Documentary: A Story of Hope and Will
Watch the Documentary
View our 30-minute documentary featuring the people who shaped the history of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Watch the Trailer
View this trailer for a three-minute sneak peek of our Children's documentary.