Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta Listed Among Top Pediatric Hospitals Nationwide

Children's recognized for its ongoing efforts to deliver the best care

ATLANTA – Feb. 4, 2013 –Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ranked No. 12 among the country’s top pediatric hospitals in a list released by Parents magazine. In addition, the Children’s Sibley Heart Center ranked No.5 among pediatric cardiac programs, and the Aflac Cancer Center ranked No. 10 among pediatric cancer programs nationwide. More than 100 pediatric hospitals participated in the survey, which reviewed volumes and outcomes data for six specialties: cardiac, cancer, emergency medicine, neonatology, orthopaedics and pulmonology.

“Our physicians and staff are dedicated to continually delivering the best care to our patients and their families,” said Donna Hyland, president and chief executive officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation.”

Children’s is the recipient of several accolades that honor its focus on making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. FORTUNE magazine recognizes Children’s commitment to its employees and has ranked the organization as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eight consecutive years.

In addition, the Michael P. Fisher Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Children’s was awarded the Gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence, a national award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Children’s also recently received two awards from the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) in recognition of its exceptional work in Quality and Patient Safety. Children’s received first prize for its work in reducing pressure ulcers and participation in a national collaborative to develop best practices in pressure ulcer prevention, and a Circle of Excellence award for having achieved three or more awards for Quality and Patient Safety in the last five years. 

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
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.

About Parents

Parents, published monthly by Meredith Corporation, has been America's #1 family magazine for more than 80 years. Since its inception in 1926, it has been a trusted source by every generation of parents.  Currently, the magazine is a powerful community of 15.6 million readers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents, educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for our children. Parents can be found online at

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Published: Monday, February 04, 2013