Certificate of Need


As a next step in our plans to transform pediatric healthcare for our patients and families, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston filed a Certificate of Need (CON) application for additional beds and expanded services for its planned hospital at North Druid Hills Road. The additional beds and expanded services are necessary so that Children’s can meet projected pediatric demand in Georgia. These additional beds, when added to Egleston’s existing bed total and potential future expansions, will allow Children’s to meet its projected need for a 446-bed hospital at North Druid Hills. After a rigorous planning process, we are confident that our projections will meet the needs of Georgia’s kids for the next decade – and beyond.


In order to account for the future pediatric needs in Georgia, Children’s at Egleston must comply with the Department of Community Health’s Certificate of Need review process, which it has done through a Letter of Determination to relocate its hospital and the current CON application to expand its hospital. Click here for a summary of our application. The entire application will be available on the website of the Department of Community Health.

On November 9, 2018, the Georgia Department of Community Health officially approved the Certificate of Need application. Based on this approval, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will move forward with developing the new hospital in Brookhaven.

North Druid Hills Campus

Pediatric Demand

Pediatric Demand

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in the state, we see Georgia’s sickest kids. Demand for our services is growing faster than Georgia’s population as we serve more children who live and thrive with chronic conditions, driving the need for additional beds.


As we serve Children from all 159 Georgia counties and beyond, this new campus at North Druid Hills and I-85 is easily accessible from the highways that cross our state. This increased visibility is likely to increase patient visits to the hospital.                                                       
Long-Term Planning

Long-Term Planning

We are planning for future generations. Children’s engaged in extensive long-range planning to determine its future bed needs and develop a hospital facility that will serve Children in our region for the next 50+ years – providing the specialized care needed just for children.


Children’s sees growth needs across its System, and it is efficient to concentrate inpatient growth through 2025 at North Druid Hills. We have looked deeply at how to deliver care in the highest quality and most cost-efficient way. The new construction enables even better coordination across our three campuses.

Key Facts

Children’s will relocate Egleston to a hospital at North Druid Hills and offer additional rooms and expanded services.

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How This Application
Benefits Georgia’s Kids

  • » Increased access to high-quality pediatric care
  • » Maximize pediatric teaching and research
  • » Room to accommodate peak demand
  • » State-of-the-art care for Georgia’s kids

Cost Breakdown

As required by the CON application, Children’s has provided a breakdown of costs related to the new facility. This estimate anticipates total costs of $1.5 billion, including a $1.3 billion hospital and attached clinics and offices, as well as certain assets that will serve the entire campus and hospital. The total cost listed in the CON application is $1.5 billion and is inclusive of the hospital and related expenses.

Budget Breakdown

CON Common Questions

Still have questions about Children’s Certificate of Need application? Review our CON Common Questions page for answers. You can also sign up to receive more information on the North Druid Hills campus.

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