Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list, though it is not ranked in the top three in any category.

In a report released by the publication June 18, Children’s had five specialties ranked in the top 10 and an additional two specialties in the top 20: No. 5 in the nephrology and gastroenterology and GI surgery programs, No. 6 in the orthopaedics program, No. 8 in pediatric cancer (the Aflac Cancer Center), No. 10 in the urology program and No. 19 in the pulmonology and lung surgery and neurology and neurosurgery programs.

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,” Donna Hyland, president and CEO of Children’s, said in a news release. “We are proud of our incredible physicians and staff for achieving this national accomplishment. Our employees show up to work every day to fulfill our mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.”

The 2019 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2019 guidebook, which will be available later this summer. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by 191 hospitals.

Children’s, a nonprofit, has also been named among Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 14 years in a row. For more information, visit

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