Riley Children's Health annual report highlights compelling medical and surgical outcomes

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In its latest annual report, Riley Children's Health is showcasing a breadth of medical advancements and innovations across 40+ pediatric specialties. Highlighting details such as research breakthroughs, program distinctions and patient outcomes, we’re consistently delivering the highest quality of pediatric care from year-to-year. Learn more:

Overall, Riley Children’s is home to an array of pediatric excellence, providing skilled expertise to children with the most complex diagnoses. Notably, we’re recognized for multiple achievements:

  • Seventh-ranked children’s hospital in the nation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding
  • A designated Platinum Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Home to a Level IV NICU that is ranked eighth out of 46 U.S. centers for the number of comorbidities present on admission

Specifically, within our renowned cardiology and heart surgery program, our expert physicians are consistently elevating care for patients with cardiac conditions. Distinctions include:

  • The only pediatric and adult congenital transplant program in Indiana, as accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • National leader in patient outcomes with mortality rates below the benchmark
  • One of the few programs in the nation capable of implanting total artificial hearts in children

Additionally, our world-class pediatric pulmonology department offers excelled treatment for patients with respiratory and sleep conditions. Key highlights include:

  • One of the largest cystic fibrosis programs in the nation and the only program in Indiana accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Home to the nation’s only multidisciplinary program for patients with Alström syndrome
  • One of nine pediatric centers in the nation to be accredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Center of Comprehensive Care

Furthermore, find additional information about our other leading specialties:

  • Gastroenterology & G.I. Surgery: Use of novel technologies including IB stim, EndoFLIP, transnasal esophagoscopy and biofeedback
  • Nephrology: 12th pediatric center in the U.S. to launch aquapheresis, allowing for continuous renal replacement therapy in smaller patients
  • Urology: One of seven Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Comprehensive Care Centers in the U.S. (designed by the CARES Foundation)

To learn more, view the full annual report.