Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
Riley Children’s Health is honored to be nationally recognized for pediatric care. The skilled healthcare professionals, innovative clinical trials and advanced equipment and techniques at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health all serve one purpose: to improve the health of children.
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is honored to be ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. In 2017-18, we ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties, and remain the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana.
In addition, five specialty programs are ranked in the top 25. The following specialties at Riley at IU Health are recognized in the 2017-18 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals:
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is among an elite group of hospitals to have achieved Magnet status, a national designation recognizing excellence in nursing services and clinical care. The recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center is a seal of approval for quality nursing care. It means you can be assured that at Riley at IU Health, the nurses who care for your child love their work and know how to perform to the highest standards.
Fewer than 7 percent of U.S. hospitals achieve Magnet status. We’ve held the designation since 2006. Being a Magnet hospital means adhering to a rigorous set of nursing standards and committing to continual improvement. Hospitals that achieve this honor consistently show better patient outcomes.
To be considered for the honor, hospitals must excel in 14 areas known as the Forces of Magnetism. Among them are:
Your child will always be in good hands when seeing a physician at Riley at IU Health. More than 80 percent of Indiana’s top doctors practice at IU Health, according to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Castle Connolly has committed itself to the identification of top primary care and specialty physicians across the country for more than two decades. It bases its selections on peer nominations and the research of its physician-led staff.