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Riley at IU Health Remains Indiana’s Only Nationally Ranked Pediatric Hospital

INDIANAPOLIS - Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has once again been distinguished as Indiana’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital by U.S.News & World Report, which released its 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today. Riley at IU Health achieved national ranking in 8 pediatric specialties, with its urology program ranking in the top 10 in the country and both pulmonology and diabetes & endocrinology ranking in the nation’s top 20 programs.

This year, 86 U.S. children’s hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one pediatric specialty evaluated by U.S.News. Riley at IU Health is one of only 34 children’s hospitals in the country to rank in eight or more pediatric specialties.

Based on a combination of clinical data and reputation among pediatric specialists around the country, Riley at IU Health ranked in each of these areas, including:

“Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is proud to lead the state in pediatric healthcare,” said Matthew Cook, president of Riley at IU Health. “Our goals continue to be personalized, patient-focused care and leading the way toward a stronger, healthier Indiana.”

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

“The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals highlight pediatric centers that deliver state-of-the-art medical care to children with complex conditions,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the level of quality care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”

To gather clinical data, U.S.News & World Report sent a clinical questionnaire to 189 pediatric hospitals and surveyed nearly 13,000 pediatric specialists and subspecialists. 85 percent of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. The survey asked physicians to give the names of up to ten hospitals in their specialty that provide the best care to patients with serious conditions, without considering location or expense.

Further details on the rankings can be viewed online and in the U.S.News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook, which will be available in September.

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About Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

For more than 90 years, Riley at IU Health has been one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. Each year, Riley at IU Health provides compassionate care, support and comfort to 215,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Physicians at Riley at IU Health provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery. Riley at IU Health is nationally ranked as a top children’s hospital by U.S.News & World Report and is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana. Part of Indiana University Health, Riley at IU Health enjoys a unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, giving our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

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