Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was once again ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals, the hospital announced Tuesday. The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas.

Children’s Healthcare ranked in the top 10 in three specialties. The hospital ranked fourth in cardiac , eighth in urology and tenth in orthopedics, and had seven out of 10 specialties ranked in the top 20 including cancer, diabetes, GI, kidney and pulmonology.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation,” Children’s CEO Donna Hyland said. “Children’s is vital to the community, and we are fortunate to have the physicians and staff who are dedicated to delivering the best care to the children and families that depend on us, and who strive to enhance the lives of children in Georgia and the Southeast.”

The Children’s Sibley Heart Center at Egleston in DeKalb County was ranked among the top five programs in the country. Children’s also has campuses at Scottish Rite in Sandy Springs and at Hughes Spalding in downtown Atlanta.

The 2013 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals is published online at and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be available in August. Best Children’s Hospitals pulls together clinical and operational data from a survey completed by 178 hospitals.

Children’s Healthcare was also named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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