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


Five specialties ranked in the top 10 and an additional two specialties in the top 20, according to U.S. News & World Report

ATLANTA (June 18, 2019) - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list. Children's had five specialties ranked in the top 10 and an additional two specialties in the top 20.

The Nephrology Program (No. 5), the Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Program (No. 5), the Orthopaedics Program (No. 6), the Aflac Cancer Center (No. 8), the Urology Program (No. 10), the Pulmonology and Lung Surgery Program (No. 19) and the Neurology and Neurosurgery Program (No. 19) all ranked in the top 20 for their individual specialties.

The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas—with the survey questions created and refined by content experts in each field. Children’s ranked in each of the 10 specialty areas.

“At Children’s, our high quality, specialized pediatric care is what sets us apart,” said Donna Hyland, President and CEO of Children’s. “We are proud of our incredible physicians and staff for achieving this national accomplishment. Our employees show up to work every day to fulfill our mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.”

The 2019 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at usnews.com/childrenshospitals and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2019 guidebook, which will be available later this summer. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by 191 hospitals.

The not-for-profit organization has also been named among Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 14 years in a row. Visit choa.org for more information.

For more information:

Jessica Pope

Manager, Public Relations

404-785-6748

Jessica.Pope@choa.org

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and 26 neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community. Visit www.choa.org for more information.

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