Riley Children’s Health expands in Carmel with additional pediatric emergency rooms at IU Health North Hospital

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05/24/2024

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Riley Children’s Health has expanded its pediatric emergency medicine presence in Carmel with new, dedicated space in the Indiana University Health North Hospital Emergency department. The new space adds eight pediatric patient rooms, along with support services space within the department to improve patient flow.

For several years, Riley Children’s emergency medicine doctors, nurses and child life specialists have provided care to pediatric patients in the IU Health North Hospital Emergency department. With an increase in the number of pediatric patients coming through the doors, an effort has been underway to expand the Emergency department to continue providing 24/7 pediatric emergency care for infants and children up to 18 years old.

"The expansion of our 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Medicine program into its own eight-bed department is paramount to the care of pediatric patients in Carmel and the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Dan Slubowski, medical director of IU Health North’s Emergency department. “This individualized pediatric care space allows our healthcare providers to see the growing number of pediatric patients seeking emergency care.”

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, May 23, to commemorate the opening of the new pediatric patient rooms. Riley emergency medicine doctors and nurses staff the IU Health North Hospital Emergency department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to emergency medicine, Riley Children’s Health at IU Health North offers outpatient, inpatient and pediatric surgery services.