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

INDIANAPOLIS - Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is once again Indiana’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, which released the 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today.

Riley Children’s Health earned national ranking in all ten of the pediatric specialties ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Three of Riley’s specialty programs ranked in the top 10 nationally including Urology at #3, Cardiology and Heart Surgery at #6, and Pulmonology and Lung Surgery at #7.

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:

“Our clinicians at Riley are the best in the business, the U.S. News affirmation confirms what we already knew,” said Dr. Elaine Cox, chief medical officer of Riley Children’s Health. “Our team has overcome immense challenges these past two years during the pandemic. Their continued compassion and expertise are a beacon of hope for our Riley families. We thank our patients and their families for trusting us with their care.”

“We are honored to once again earn a U.S. News designation as one of the Top Children’s Hospitals in the country. This reaffirms that Riley Children’s is the best hospital in Indiana for Hoosier children for everything from the sniffles to the life-threatening injuries and disease,” said Gil Peri, president of Riley Children’s Health. “Every day our team provides the best care for children, not only to Hoosiers, but for others across the Midwest and the nation. Our team has dedicated their lives to improving child development, health and well-being.”

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 2023” guidebook, available mid-September.