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, representing 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 17 neighborhood locations—all dedicated to all better.
Our rich history inspires us to head into our next decade with an even stronger passion to ensure all children have access to the specialized care they need. With a history of more than 200 combined years of caring for Georgia's children, Children's embarks on this new beginning with an even stronger passion to ensure all children have access to the specialized care they need.