Riley earns national distinction from U.S. News & World Report



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#1 in Indiana and #3 in the Midwest

INDIANAPOLIS - Riley Hospital for Children is once again Indiana’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, which released the 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today. Riley Children’s Health is also ranked third* in the Midwest.

Riley Children’s Health earned national ranking in all ten of the pediatric specialties ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Two of Riley Children’s specialty programs ranked in the top 10 nationally: urology at #3, and pulmonology and lung surgery at #8. Riley is one of only 23 children’s hospitals to have ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties.

Based on a combination of clinical data and reputation among pediatric clinical specialists nationwide, U.S. News & World Report ranked Riley Children’s in the following specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Neonatal Care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Urology

“Riley’s consistency in being ranked by U.S. News and World Report reaffirms that our team members are committed to providing the best care to Hoosier children,” said Dr. Mara Nitu, chief medical officer of Riley Children’s Health. “We are grateful for the compassion and expertise our clinicians continue to offer to patients and their families. We thank our patients and their families for trusting us with their care.”

“Riley Children’s Health has been designated by U.S. News as one of the top children’s hospitals again this year. We do not take this distinction lightly and we are proud Riley Children’s is the best hospital for Hoosier children,” said Gil Peri, president of Riley Children’s Health. “The Riley Children's team of pediatric experts are dedicated to improving the health of children in Indiana and across the country. This recognition represents external validation of the life-changing care our team provides on a daily basis."

U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families find the best medical care for their children. The rankings provide detailed information about each hospital’s performance.

To gather clinical data, U.S. News & World Report surveys hospitals about objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. In addition, U.S. News & World Report asks physicians around the country to name up to 10 hospitals in their specialty that provide the best care to patients with serious conditions, without considering location or expense.

This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2024” guidebook, available mid-September.

*Riley Children’s Health is tied with three other children’s hospitals in the Midwest for third in the rankings.