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20 things to LOVE about Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Celebrating 20 years of healing, hope and miracles with 20 things to love about Children’s Hospital of Georgia
  1. Children’s Hospital of Georgia opened December 8, 1998
  2. It’s the only facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children and is home to the region’s only Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorder Clinic and pediatric tertiary care referral hospital
  3. Children’s is home to the area’s only pediatric trauma care, with a Level I Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, complete with pediatric and neonatal air and ground transport teams
  4. Provides ground and air transportation for patients in 159 Georgia counties and neighboring states
  5. Children’s has the region’s only dedicated 16-bed pediatric emergency room with pediatric trauma surgeons available 24/7
  6. More than 25,000 kids come through the ED each year
  7. Developed Georgia’s first ECMO program, earning six international excellence awards
  8. Region’s only hybrid pediatric heart catheterization suite and only pediatric heart surgeons
  9. In-house pediatric research unit on the fifth floor
  10. Provides couplet care – mom and baby cared for under one roof inside the children’s hospital
  11. Our specialists have been recognized by prestigious organizations such as Best Doctors and America’s Top Doctors
  12. Our physicians examine 90,000 children in our clinics each year
  13. Nearly 4,000 children a year are admitted to this hospital
  14. Only local hospital with onsite Ronald McDonald House: home-away-from-home for families of hospitalized children
  15. Largest team of local child life specialists to explain care and put patients and families at ease
  16. Interpreter services for families in virtually every language
  17. Dedicated children’s chapel and full-time chaplains
  18. Visits from Nugget, a full-time facility dog, who works exclusively for Children’s Hospital
  19. There’s a huge indoor playground for patients and siblings, as well as two smaller inpatient playrooms
  20. Roary, the Children’s mascot, was born June 25, 2015

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Children's Hospital of Georgia

Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the only facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. It staffs the largest team of pediatric specialists in the region who deliver out- and in- patient care for everything from common childhood illnesses to life-threatening conditions like heart disorders, cancer and neurological diseases.