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

INDIANAPOLIS – Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has again been distinguished as Indiana’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, which released the 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today. Riley at IU Health earned national ranking in nine pediatric specialties, with two programs in the top five, four in the top 15 and eight in the top 25 in the country. Its urology program placed third in the nation, and its cardiology and heart surgery program placed fifth in the nation. Riley Hospital for Children is designated as the Midwest’s best hospital for children’s heart care.

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

“Our team of clinicians at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is the best in the business,” said Dr. Elaine Cox, chief medical officer of Riley Children’s Health. “I witness their compassion and expertise every day. The affirmation from U.S. News after a year of uncertainty is the best reason to celebrate. We celebrate with our patients and families.”

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 2022” guidebook, available in stores October 5.

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