The Children's Care Network

Clinically Integrating to Provide Better Care for Georgia's Kids
Children's Care Network 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta believes every child deserves access to the specialized care provided when independent pediatric physicians and Children’s work together.

To meet the new demands of a changing healthcare market, a group of committed community physicians partnered with Children’s to create The Children’s Care Network, a physician-led, taxable nonprofit subsidiary corporation of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The Children’s Care Network, Georgia’s only clinically integrated pediatric network, will demonstrate performance and value by emphasizing data-driven approaches to quality improvements.

Pediatricians can benefit from a unified, collaborative system that offers group purchasing power, cost savings, technical resources, and an association with Children’s—the largest and most trusted pediatric healthcare system in the state.

Patients will receive comprehensive, quality care provided by pediatric-trained physicians devoted to caring for children.

Ultimately, through The Children’s Care Network, we seek to ensure our pediatric system of care will produce better health outcomes for our kids.


Clinically Integrating for Atlanta's Kids: The Children's Care Network


Enrollment for Founding Members of The Children’s Care Network ends June 30, 2015. Enrolling as a Founding Member allows a practice to participate actively in the clinical integration process and receive a reduced membership rate of $200 per physician. Enrollment will not re-open again until a later date, when membership dues may increase.

Watch the Video: A Day In The Life Of A Clinically Integrated Network




    The Children’s Care Network is a taxable, nonprofit subsidiary of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It is governed by a physician-led board of directors, composed of independent community doctors dedicated to advancing pediatrics in our state.

    Robert Wiskind 

    Robert Wiskind, M.D.
    Robert Wiskind, M.D., former President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will serve as 2014–2016 board chair of The Children’s Care Network. Dr. Wiskind has been a physician at Atlanta’s Peachtree Park Pediatrics, LLP for more than 20 years. Other physicians joining Dr. Wiskind as board members of The Children’s Care Network are listed below. 

    Private Practice/Pediatrician

    • Helena Bentley, M.D.
    • Angela Hall, M.D.
    • Norman “Chip” Harbaugh Jr., M.D.
    • Robert Licata, M.D.
    • Anu Sheth, M.D.
    • Brad Weselman, M.D.
    • Melinda Willingham, M.D.
    • Robert Wiskind, M.D. (Board Chair)

    Private Practice/Specialist/Medical         

    • Burt Lesnick, M.D.
    • Billy Meyers, M.D.

    Private Practice/Specialist/Surgical

    • Michael Busch, M.D. (Vice Chair)
    • Hal Scherz, M.D. 

    Employed by a System/Pediatrician
    (Children’s or other organization)

    • Gary Frank, M.D.
    • Vivian Lennon, M.D.
    • Yasmin Tyler-Hill, M.D.

    Employed by a System/Specialist
    (Children’s or other organization)

    • Rick Bonner, M.D.
    • Robert Campbell, M.D.
    • Lucky Jain, M.D.
    • Mark Wulkan, M.D.

    Children’s Representatives

    • Patrick Frias, M.D.
    • Donna Hyland
    • Daniel Salinas, M.D.


    • Karen DeGood, M.B.A., Executive Director
    • Burt Lesnick, M.D., Medical Director
    • Brad Weselman, M.D., Medical Director
      for Quality Programs

    Contact Network adminstration by emailing or calling 404-785-7935.