Leading the Nation in Pediatric Care

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is constantly striving to raise the bar in healthcare, and our efforts have not gone unnoticed. U.S. News & World Report has recognized our expertise and ranked us as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. We have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by upholding national standards for healthcare quality and safety.

Ranked Among the Country’s Best Pediatric Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report 2015-2016 edition of “Best Children's Hospitals.” Recognized as one of the most comprehensive listings of its kind, the report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas.

Children's ranked in all 10 specialty areas measured. Learn more about our nationally recognized specialty programs.


We are home to one of the nation’s largest childhood cancer centers and treat more than 400 new cancer patients each year.

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Cardiology and heart surgery

Children’s has one of the highest volume pediatric heart centers in the country. Our pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons performed more than 1,000 heart surgeries in 2014, and our outcomes consistently exceed the national average.

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Diabetes and endocrinology

Children’s endocrinology services provides complete therapeutic and medical care for children with adrenal disorders, calcium and bone disorders, growth disorders, diabetes and disorders of puberty and sexual development.

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Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery

Our gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition program provides specialized care for infants, children and young adults with complex and common GI conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), swallowing disorders and reflux as well as liver and nutritional disorders.

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Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) provide quality care for high-risk newborns in a specialized environment. Our NICUs have 77 NICU beds and are designed to deliver developmentally focused care specifically for newborns. Our NICU team includes approximately 400 specialists in 30 areas.

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Our dedicated nephrology team is experienced in caring for children and young adults with all types of kidney conditions—from the most common to those rarely seen outside of the top pediatric centers.

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Neurology and neurosurgery

We have one of the highest volumes of pediatric inpatient neurological and neurosurgical volumes in the country.

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As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric programs in the country, the orthopaedics team at Children's manages more than 156,000 outpatient visits each year across all specialties, from brachial plexus to sports medicine.

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Our pulmonology team consists of pulmonologists, nutritionists, respiratory care therapists and pharmacists. We care for children with respiratory problems, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and pneumonia.

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Our urology program is nationally recognized for our commitment to clinical research and quality improvement. More than 4,000 pediatric urological surgeries are performed at Children’s each year.

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Other Awards and Recognition

We are continually named as one of the best—best hospital, best doctors, best places to work. Some of our recognition includes:

Atlanta Magazine: Top Doctors of Atlanta
Atlanta Magazine recognized 61Children’s physicians as Top Doctors of Atlanta in its July 2015 issue. Children’s physicians were listed in 23 specialty areas including cardiac, dermatology, hematology, medical oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, surgery and urology, just to name a few.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Top 10 Places to Work
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Children's as one of the top 10 places to work in Atlanta.

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers
The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Children's as one of Atlanta’s healthiest employers and one of the best places to work in Atlanta. Our professionals have also been recognized as part of their annual Health-Care Heroes awards. In 2014, Children's had five finalists and two Health-Care Hero Award winners.

Fortune magazine: 100 Best Companies to Work For
Fortune magazine has included Children's on its elite list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for ten consecutive years and counting.

Working Mother: 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
Working Mother magazine named Children's as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."