If your child suffers a traumatic injury, you want a hospital and healthcare team with the most experience in pediatric trauma care. Since 1993, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health has been home to Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). With an in-house trauma team available 24/7, your child will receive the highest level of care in a center specifically designed for children with traumatic injuries, from a team specially trained in caring for infants and children up to 18 years old. As part of the state’s largest and most skilled pediatric health system, Riley at IU Health provides the leading-edge medicine and patient- and family-centered care your child deserves.
Riley at IU Health's commitment to comprehensive trauma care extends throughout the entire hospital. Pediatric trauma surgeons, as well as specialists in emergency medicine, critical care, radiology and anesthesia, are available in the hospital at all times and are pediatric fellowship trained. Patients benefit from immediate access to the most highly qualified experts, with specialists from every field of pediatric medicine and surgery in house or on call.
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Riley at IU Health is one of a select number of children’s hospitals in the country verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and has held this designation since 1993. Our pediatric trauma center meets or exceeds the rigorous standards set by the ACS. An on-site review every three years verifies our center's quality. Participation in this elite group of trauma centers keeps our team on the leading edge of trauma care practices and helps us meet the unique needs of children with traumatic injuries.
The impact of the Trauma Department at Riley at IU Health extends across Indiana through injury prevention programs and training for emergency and hospital personnel throughout the region.
Conditions & Services
Below are some, but not all, of the services provided at Riley at IU Health. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Department Forms & Resources
Department Forms & Resources
The Trauma at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
For Dr. Matthew Landman, medical director for trauma at Riley, it was pure chance that he should meet the father of a former patient during a reunion for another patient.Continue reading
Bri’Alle McNeil was asleep in her bed when an errant bullet fired in her neighborhood crashed through her bedroom wall last November and critically injured her.Continue reading
Matthias Pfister is not only walking again, he’s running. And he can’t wait to get back on the baseball diamond.Continue reading
IEMS workers reunite with 15-year-old Dylan Matkins, nearly eight months after they responded to a 911 call and found him lying on the floor at his home, a gunshot wound to his back.Continue reading
A 13-year-old athlete couldn’t walk or talk after a serious accident. Now nearly three months later, Matthias Pfister is inspiring his parents and his hospital care team. “He will probably walk out of the hospital as one of the truly most amazing recoveries I have ever seen.” – Dr. Jeffrey RaskinContinue reading
Dr. Matthew Landman left rural Iowa to follow his future into medicine. Now he performs lifesaving surgeries on pediatric patients.Continue reading
A car crash left Connor Guthrie with a ruptured stomach and esophagus, an “exceedingly rare” and complex injury, but a year later, the teen is healed and playing basketball again.Continue reading
For Health Professionals
As Indiana's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, you can be confident that your patient will receive highly skilled clinical care through the Trauma Department at Riley at IU Health. To transfer a patient to Riley at IU Health, please contact our 24/7 Transfer Center at 877.247.1177.