CEO Donna Hyland: Builder and Grower Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Donna Hyland has served as the CFO, COO and now president and CEO of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a system with 532 staffed beds and 20 neighborhood locations.

During her time with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Ms. Hyland has helped the organization grow and change. She played a major role in the merger of Egleston Children's Health Care System and Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center in 1998 to form Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the addition of Hughes Spalding in 2006 and Marcus Autism Center in 2008.

In an interview with the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Ms. Hyland said her two children and her best friend from high school would describe her as "driven and intense," and those traits are reflected in her activities outside of leading one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the U.S. She serves on the boards of several local and state institutions, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Metro Atlanta and Georgia Chambers of Commerce, University of Georgia Board of Visitors, SunTrust Bank Atlanta Advisory Board and Stone Mountain Industrial Park. Also, Ms. Hyland was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission and served on his Georgia Competitiveness Initiative.

Ms. Hyland has been recognized many times for her leadership prowess. For instance, she was named the Most Respected Business Leader in 2011 by Georgia Trend magazine and as one of the magazine's 100 Most Influential Georgians three years in a row.

If you have additional information or updates for this profile, or would like to recommend a leader to be profiled in the future, please contact Lindsey Dunn, editor in chief, Becker's Hospital Review at ldunn@beckershealthcare.com.

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