Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Named a Working Mother 100 Best Company for 13th Consecutive Year


Atlanta, GA (Sept. 26, 2017) — Recognizing the importance of organizations who are leaders in their support of working families, Working Mother magazine announced Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Company. Children’s was named to the list due to a variety of positive programs, such as child care access, manager training and accountability and our wellness offerings. The magazine specifically mentions our compassionate managers and employees who volunteer regularly and support each other during life events.

Children’s is recognized alongside only three other organizations headquartered in Georgia on the list and appears as the only pediatric hospital in the country to earn this honor. Children’s is privileged to be named along with national industry leaders like DuPont, Marriott International and Lego Systems.

“At Children’s, we strive to create programs and initiatives that support our employees and their families, and we are honored to be recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of its 100 Best Companies for working mothers again this year,” says Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer at Children’s.

The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on answers to 650 questions, including data on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management.

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas says, “This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

This month, Children’s also was ranked as one of the Best Workplaces for Women by Great Places to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The list is based on employee surveys and highlights companies where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. Children’s was one of 14 healthcare organizations on the list one of four in Georgia. In its review, FORTUNE magazine highlighted how employees support each other at Children’s and the organization’s focus on the employee as an individual.

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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 a million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, 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 www.choa.org for more information.


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