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

ATLANTA - June 5, 2012 - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals in the U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 edition of “Best Children's Hospitals.”  The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas.

Children’s ranked in each of the specialty areas, and this year, our cardiac program was ranked among the top five programs in the country, with six other specialties ranked among the top 20: diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology.

“Children’s is fortunate to have the physicians and staff who are dedicated to delivering the best care to the children and families that depend on us,  and who strive to advance and transform the practice of pediatric medicine,” said Donna Hyland, CEO, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. "We are honored to receive the distinction as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation.”

The 2012 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at and will be published in the U.S.News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be available in August. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by 178 hospitals.

The not-for-profit organization also was named among Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Visit for more information.

For more information:
General Contact
Children's PR Team 

Veronica Smith
Public Relations Coordinator 

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.

Tags: General News, Human Resources
Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2012