Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Ranks among “Best Children’s Hospitals” in Nation

ATLANTA (June 16, 2020) – Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list. Children's had four specialties ranked in the top 10 and eight specialties ranked in the top 20.

The Aflac Cancer Center (No. 7), the Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Program (No. 8), the Nephrology Program (No. 8), the Orthopaedics Program (No. 10), the Neonatology Program (No. 11), the Neurology and Neurosurgery Program (No. 12), the Pulmonology and Lung Surgery Program (No. 17) and the Urology 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 incredibly proud of our physicians and staff who show up every day to fulfill our mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. This is an exciting national accomplishment – made possible by our dedicated care teams – that reflects the excellence that Children’s is known for in Georgia and beyond.”

The 2020 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2020 guidebook, which will be available later this summer. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by 193 hospitals.

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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 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 for more information.

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