Piedmont Columbus Regional and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Announced a Formal Affiliation Agreement

ATLANTA/COLUMBUS, GA (April 26, 2018) – Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Piedmont Columbus Regional have announced a formal affiliation agreement under which Children’s will collaborate with Piedmont Columbus Regional with the goal of better serving children and families in the Columbus, Ga., area. The affiliation will support the commitment of Children’s and Piedmont Columbus Regional to providing high-quality pediatric care and to expanding access to specialized pediatric care in Georgia.

“Children's has a longstanding relationship with Columbus through Aflac Inc. and the Amos family. We are thrilled to do even more to serve this wonderful community,” said Donna Hyland, CEO at Children’s. “This affiliation increases our ability to coordinate care beyond our walls to serve even more children, while also collaborating with a distinguished health system and doctors in Columbus. We are grateful to Scott Hill, the pediatricians, and the pediatric leaders of the Columbus area for reaching out to us and being so committed to impacting the care of children in their community.”

Children’s is providing tools, training and pediatric best practices to Piedmont Columbus Regional to focus on its pediatric quality and patient safety program. The two systems also will work together to provide training for pediatric doctors and nurses. The affiliation will enhance care coordination between Piedmont Columbus Regional and Children’s.

“As the region’s only children’s hospital, we are committed to providing advanced pediatric services in our local markets. This affiliation will further that commitment by allowing us to provide optimal care coordination for our pediatric patients in the local community and across the wide array of services offered by Children’s,” said Scott Hill, President and CEO of Piedmont Columbus Regional. “It also will provide excellent opportunities for the continued education and development of our nursing and clinical staff. We are looking forward to advancing our mission in this regard and making a positive difference in every life we touch.”

Children’s will work with Piedmont Columbus Regional’s pediatricians on best practices designed to enhance the evaluation and assessment of kids; quality protocols for pediatric patients; building additional infrastructure to monitor quality and to advance patient safety; and methods for enhancing care coordination and clinical integration.

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Erin Singer

Director, External Communications

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, urgent care centers 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.

About Piedmont Columbus Regional

Piedmont Columbus Regional is a leading healthcare provider in west Georgia serving the Columbus, Ga., area with a network of health and medical services through its two hospital campuses. Serving 21 surrounding Georgia and Alabama counties, Piedmont Columbus Regional’s Midtown campus is a 583-licensed bed, acute care hospital offering a Level 2 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), one of only six perinatal centers in Georgia and the region’s only full-service Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The Northside campus is a 100-bed hospital providing an extensive range of surgical, rehabilitative and other medical services. and will open a new 11,000-square-foot emergency department in April 2018. Piedmont Columbus Regional is also comprised of the John B. Amos Cancer Center, two urgent care centers, a Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited pharmacy residency program, and an extensive network of respected physicians, surgeons and specialists. Founded in 1836, Piedmont Columbus Regional became part of Piedmont Healthcare in March 2018—expanding quality health services to the Columbus area and surrounding communities. The mission of Piedmont Columbus Regional is to improve the lives and health of those we touch. For more information, visit

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