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

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 27 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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