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


ATLANTA (June 15, 2021)–Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2021-22 on the U.S. News & World Report list of "Best Children’s Hospitals." Children's has four specialties ranked in the top 10 and nine specialties ranked in the top 20.

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center (No. 6), Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Program (No. 8), Nephrology Program (No. 8), Orthopaedics Program (No. 10), Neonatology Program (No. 12), Neurology and Neurosurgery Program (No. 13), Pulmonology and Lung Surgery Program (No. 16), Urology Program (No. 17) and Cardiology 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.

“Our high-quality specialized pediatric care is what sets Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta apart,” said Donna Hyland, President and CEO, Children’s. “This is an exciting national accomplishment for our dedicated care teams and reflects the excellence that Children’s is known for throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. 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.”

The 2021 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at usnews.com/childrenshospitals and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2022 Guidebook, which will be available later this fall. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey completed by 193 hospitals.

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 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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