Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta among 3 Georgia companies on Fortune’s 100 best places to work

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For the 14th consecutive year, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta was ranked among Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America.

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The largest healthcare provider for children in the state ranked 79th on the list and was lauded for its “overall culture is one of happiness.”

Its more than 11,100 employees receive childcare subsidies and potential tuition reimbursement for education advancement, not to mention a chance at pie-throwing contests, karaoke parties and 100-employee yoga retreats, according to the magazine. The most common job at CHOA: Pediatric nurse practitioner.

"We are excited to celebrate our 14th consecutive year of receiving this elite recognition from FORTUNE," Linda Matzigkeit, Children's chief administrative officer, said in a news release. "Children's is a special place because of our extraordinary employees. Through their compassion and dedication to our patients and each other, they have created a culture and workplace that is uniquely supportive."

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The hospital has also been recently named among Fortune's best workplaces for giving back; best workplaces for diversity; best workplaces for women and best workplaces in health care.

Two other Georgia companies also made it to Fortune's "100 Best." Legal giant Alston & Bird ranked 53rd and Delta Air Lines came in 97th.

This is Alston & Bird’s 20th time on the list, and only Delta’s third.

To determine which of the hundreds of organizations vying for a spot on the coveted annual ranking actually make it, analysts conduct employee surveys and in-depth questionnaires and assess company credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

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