Riley Children’s Health receives prominent national accreditation for pediatric cardiovascular specialties

Riley Children’s Health is the first pediatric hospital in Indiana to be awarded national accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization specialties, demonstrating the hospital’s ongoing commitment to providing quality care for pediatric patients.

As a nationally recognized heart program with a multidisciplinary team of experienced pediatric specialists, the pediatric cardiology program at Riley Children’s Health manages complex heart care for the most fragile patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Riley Children’s Health is one of only seven pediatric hospitals across the country to be accredited by IAC in cardiovascular catheterization and the eighth pediatric hospital to be recognized in cardiac electrophysiology.

“Our talented team of physicians are known for utilizing emerging technologies and the latest advances in cardiology to diagnose and treat the most challenging pediatric and congenital heart conditions, thus saving lives and significantly improving quality of life for our patients,” said Dr. Larry Markham, Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Riley Children’s Health. “This accreditation represents our continuous pursuit in delivering that expert care in Indiana and establishes our program as one of the top in the country.

To earn IAC accreditation, Riley Children’s Health has undergone an intensive application and thorough review process that is respected as the most comprehensive in the accreditation industry. Patients and referring physicians look for the IAC seal of accreditation as the “gold standard” for medical imaging and intervention-based procedure fields, signifying excellent patient care in accordance with national standards and benchmarks.

“We are proud to recognize our multidisciplinary team of experienced pediatric specialists as they continue to advance the field of cardiology and offer comprehensive and compassionate care to the children and families we serve,” said Riley Children’s Health President Gil Peri. “Riley Children’s is one of the nation’s most respected sites for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and this accreditation affirms our commitment to safety and our dedication to patient and family-centered care.”

The pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program is ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and has been named the Midwest’s best hospital for children’s heart care.