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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
For more than 100 years, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been a leading pediatric healthcare provider. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia ... Read more

Mission: To make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Company Updates

  • We are thrilled to have made Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies Hall of Fame for being named a best company for the 15th year in a row. This list recognizes top companies that are committed to family-focused employee programs in the areas of flexibility, childcare, career advancement and wellness programs. Thanks to our wonderful employees for making this recognition possible!

  • Join our award-winning team! Have you heard? Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is home to the only two pediatric organizations—Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals—in Georgia that have achieved recognition for excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®. There's never been a better time to be a part of the Children’s team as we build state-of-the-art facilities throughout metro Atlanta in order to expand our reach and better serve our community. We’re looking for people like you who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Join us for a networking and career event. Enjoy a fun evening with food and drinks, while also mingling with our recruiters, who are ready to help you take the next steps in advancing your career. Event details Thursday, April 18 Center for Advanced Pediatrics 1400 Tullie Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP here:

    Recruiting Event RSVP

    Network with the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta recruitment team and learn more about the exciting career opportunities waiting for you in our pediatric healthcare System.

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta – Why Work With Us?

For 100 years we’ve been 100 percent dedicated to kids. Founded in 1915 in two rented cottages with 20 patient beds, we are one of the only pediatric institutions in the nation that has existed for more than a century. From our focus on family support and treating the whole child, to our specialized equipment and techniques, we are tireless in our pursuit of providing the best possible care for children.

Our rich history inspires us to head into our next century with an even stronger passion to ensure all children have access to the specialized care they need. We envision a future where all children have the care they need to keep them healthy so they never have to visit a hospital.

Visit our interactive timeline here...

The first 100 years at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta were highlighted by miraculous moments in time—from the founding of our hospitals and the tireless support of the community to medical breakthroughs and groundbreaking research.

Children Need a Place of Their Own

Children are not just small adults. They belong in a children’s hospital where they can get specialized diagnosis, treatment, equipment and support. Our pediatric doctors, nurses and specialists understand these differences.

Children’s has:

  • Over 600 licensed beds
  • Three hospitals
  • 28 neighborhood locations, including:
    • Eight Urgent Care Centers
    • Marcus Autism Center
  • More than 80 telemedicine presenting sites around Georgia
  • The only Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers in Georgia
  • More than 2,600 pediatric physicians representing more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs
  • A team of more than 11,100 employees and 7,000 volunteers all committed to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow


Children’s consistently ranks among the top places to work on a local and national level.

  • We ranked among Fortune magazine’s elite list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 13th consecutive year in 2018.
  • Working Mother magazine consistently ranks Children’s as one of the “Working Mother 100 Best Companies”.
  • For the last five years, the Atlanta Business Chronicle has rated Children’s as one of the top 10 healthiest employers in Atlanta.

Our clinical expertise is nationally recognized. We ranked in all 10 specialty areas in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals in the Nation” for 2017-2018, with six areas in the top 20, including:

  • Cardiology and heart surgery—No. 19
  • Nephrology—No. 6
  • Cancer—No. 13
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery—No. 11
  • Orthopaedics—No.17
  • Neonatology—No. 15

A Mission That Makes a Difference

For more than 100 years, we have played an essential role in our community and throughout the country by innovating treatments, advocating for the best care possible for kids, and supporting our patients and their families. The unique skill, expertise and compassion of our employees truly make Children’s stand out from other healthcare systems—and the thank you’s we receive from thousands of families reflect how special this organization is. Together, we bring our mission and vision to life, and we’re making a difference. 


To make kids better today and healthier tomorrow 


Best Care ... Healthier Kids

Children’s employees are as unique and special as our patients. Through the lens of the Children’s Experience, we consider all touch points of an employee’s journey. We believe the most significant influences on this experience are our mission, promise and values.

The Children's Employee Promise 

The Children’s Employee Promise is the commitment we make to our employees to be the best choice for their career. At Children’s, we understand that to excel professionally, you need to be taken care of personally and we promise to offer an environment and experience that delivers on both. We developed our promise based on input from those who make our organization so great—our people. The Employee Promise is our commitment to deliver:

  1. Career I Want – From a clear career path, to promotion, to the option to try something new, we want to help employees succeed.
  2. Life I Live – We care about employees as people and professionals, and offer programs and resources that can make your life a little easier.
  3. Work I Love – By simplifying tasks, respecting special skills and offering encouragement, we aim to free up employees’ time, so they can focus on the work they love.
  4. Difference I Make – Employees choose to work at Children’s because they believe in our mission, and every role contributes to making a difference for the kids.

By extension, The Employee Promise is also a promise to our patients and families to attract, retain and surround them with the very best.

The Employee Promise is brought to life every day by our programs and our leadership, but also the very people it serves in how we live out our Children’s Values every day.


  • Care about people
  • Passionate about kids
  • Dedicated to better 

Total Rewards

Our Total Rewards package builds upon the Children’s Employee Promise. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive total rewards package that delivers resources to make our employees’ lives easier, help them excel professionally, and recognize them for their contributions to our System.

Work Life Success

There’s more to life than work. We understand that employees need resources to help manage their life and take care of the people who matter the most. To make life a little easier, we offer a variety of family and dependent care assistance and programs, along with workplace banking, commute alternatives and discounts for legal services and supplemental insurance. The Children’s Concierge acts as a personal assistant and can take care of everything—from planning vacations to going grocery shopping. We also believe the health of our employees comes first, so we take wellness to heart. Our Strong4Life program is a wellness effort that offers a broad range of personalized options—providing the structure and support to help employees set and achieve health and wellness goals.


Children’s recognizes the dedication of our employees in a variety of ways. Our Hope and Will Awards celebrate employees for representing the values of Children’s. The DAISY Award honors extraordinary nurses. Employees can send celebratory e-cards to co-workers through our online reward program, Celebrations. Managers may also use the program to award points, which are redeemable for exciting gifts. We also host several special events each fall to honor employees celebrating a milestone service anniversary. Children’s has many other events and celebrations throughout the year as a thank you to our dedicated employees.

Health Benefits

Our employees’ health is as important to us as the health of the patients we serve. The Children’s benefits package offers choice and flexibility for health, vision and dental coverage, along with life insurance plans. We also offer Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts to cover certain health, dental and vision costs with pre-tax dollars.


When you’re among the best in your field, we know you can work practically anywhere you want. But, wherever you are in your career, we want you to choose Children’s. We believe each employee contributes to our success, and we want to make sure our employees’ pay is fair and competitive.


We want our employees to enjoy a long and fulfilling career at Children’s, and we want them to keep an eye on their future, too. Children’s offers three retirement plans: the 401(a) Growth Plan, 403(b) Share Plan and Roth 403(b).

Time Off

We believe that to take care of our kids, employees have to take care of themselves. That includes taking time off. Children’s observes several holidays, offers personal days and generous paid time off each year, so employees can take their well-earned vacations. We also offer short- and long-term disability plans, and in addition to Family and Medical Leave Act time, Children’s grants parental, personal and bereavement leave.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Reviews

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Patient Care Specialist
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta part-time (More than a year)


    An amazing place to work and the staff is beyond friendly and helpful! They truly care for the children and families by providing integrative and interdisciplinary care.


    There are no cons.

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


    I had a great experience during the interview process, which made me want to work at CHOA even more. For the New Grad program, you submit an online application. Once that’s reviewed, you may get an invitation to complete a digital interview. I received that the day after I submitted my application then I had 3 business days to complete the digital interview (using an app to record answers to questions). After about 6-7 weeks I got a call from my recruiter about setting up an in-person interview. They’ll work with you on this part to try to get you the interview with your top unit choices if they think you are a good candidate. I’ve been told that if you interview with a unit and don’t get the job, they will keep getting you interviews until all spots are filled. So if you don’t get your top choice, you can still do a second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a patient of yours.   Answer Question
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2019
  • U.S.News and World Report Best Pediatric Hospital, U.S. News and World Report, 2019
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine, 2018
  • Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Hospitals, Indeed, 2018
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT, IDG Computerworld, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being


Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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