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4800 Olde Towne Parkway
Marietta, GA 30068
YOUR DEDICATED PROVIDERS:
KATHLEEN VISCUSI, M.D. | OPE OFODILE, M.D. | CANDANCE KIMBROUGH-GREEN, M.D. | EDWARD CHEN, M.D.
LISA LEWIS, PA-C | CHASON WORTHY, PA-C | LAURA DURELL, PA-C | AARON RETTERBUSH, PA-C
By Chart Riggall
Cobb County children are not far from specialized pediatric
services through Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
CHOA has Cobb locations in Smyrna and Kennesaw offering
services including urgent care, radiology and lab services,
endocrinology, general surgery, orthotics and prosthetics,
pulminology, sleep, speech-language pathology, sports medicine
and physical therapy.
Children’s, whose Smyrna location offers specialized, childcentric
sports medicine, has made its mark on Cobb’s sports
scene. A large kids play area with a batting cage, interactive
games and a zip line and climbing tower at Truist Park is
sponsored by the system, named Hope and Will’s Sandlot.
CHOA is also Atlanta United’s official pediatric health care
system, and the soccer team’s training headquarters in Marietta
is named for the medical group.
The nonprofit healthcare group was ranked highly in multiple
specialties among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2020-21
by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list.
Children’s landed in the top 20 facilities in the nation in
a number of categories: No. 6 in pediatric cancer and blood
disorders, No. 8 pediatric gastroentronology and GI surgery,
and No. 10 in orthopedics. Other rankings include No. 12 in
neonatology, No. 13 in neurology and neurosurgery, No. 16 in
pulmonology and lung surgery, No. 17 in urology, and No. 19
The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes,
program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric
specialty areas — with the survey questions created and refined
by content experts in each field. Children’s ranked in each of the
10 specialty areas.
“Our high-quality specialized pediatric care is what sets
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta apart,” Donna Hyland,
president and CEO of Children’s, said in a news release. “This
is an exciting national accomplishment for our dedicated care
teams and reflects the excellence that Children’s is known
for throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. We are
incredibly proud of our physicians and staff who show up
every day to fulfill our mission to make kids better today and
In a few years’ time, CHOA will be able to offer even more
services to its customer base with the opening of the Arthur M.
Blank hospital. The $1.5 billion facility will open in 2025 with
over 440 beds, and will stand at the intersection of North Druid
Hills Road and I-85 in Brookhaven.
In 2020, Children’s Cobb locations had:
• More than 79,000 patient visits
• More than 30,000 unique patients
Children’s employs 335 people who live in Cobb County, and
134 employees work in Cobb.
For more information, visit www.choa.org.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
In October 2020, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, announced the $1.5
billion Arthur M. Blank Hospital. It will be the largest healthcare project
ever in the history of the state and is expected to open its doors in 2025.