At Children's, we know kids aren't simply tiny adults. They need specialized pediatric care. Our team makes sure your child is comfortable and happy while in our care. Doctors, nurses and staff are specially trained to care for children under the age of 21. From colorful, friendly waiting rooms to equipment that fits patients of all sizes, every detail is designed specifically for kids. We're committed to making all kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
History of CHOA
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.
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.
Our Three Hospitals In 1998, Egleston Children's Health Care System and Scottish Rite Medical Center came together to form Children's Healthcare of Atlanta—one of the largest pediatric systems in the country. The new system had a single priority: family-centered care. The next year, Hope and Will, our colorful boy and girl mascots, came to life as a way to represent the hopeful attitude and strong will of our patients, families and staff. In 2006, Children's assumed responsibility for the management of services at Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital, growing the system to three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations. Children's at Egleston
1928 — Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children opened.
1956 — Egleston became the pediatric teaching affiliate of Emory University School of Medicine.
1998 — Egleston Children's Health Care System and Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center officially merged to become Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.