Riley Hospital for Children recognized for excellence in infant and maternal health

    Indianapolis – Riley Hospital for Children is celebrating the beginning of 2023 with recognition from the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, for their commitment to infant and maternal health at the third annual INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program.

    INspire, funded by the Indiana Department of Health’s Safety PIN grant, was developed to implement the delivery of best practice care for Hoosier moms and babies and recognize hospitals for excellence in addressing key drivers of infant and maternal health.

    Riley’s Maternity Tower earned the Inspire Hospital of Distinction recognition based on implementing best practices in four key areas, including infant safe sleep, breastfeeding, perinatal substance use, and patient safety which includes bundles for obstetric hemorrhage and maternal hypertension.

    “This recognition came from years of hard work from our newborn and obstetric care teams at Methodist hospital. As we mark one year since the move to the Riley Maternity Tower, this award recognizes Riley's commitment to the delivering high quality care to both mothers and babies from across Indiana - all under one roof,” said Dr. Pat Clements, Medical Director of Well Newborn Care at Riley Hospital for Children.

    “It is because of the commitment to excellence and the efforts of the entire patient care team at Riley, we can celebrate the success and recognition noted by the INspire award. The front-line caregivers are extraordinary in their pursuit of delivering evidence based, high quality care to mothers and babies each day,” said Erin Kirby, Clinical Director of Maternity Services at Riley Hospital for Children.

    “Riley Hospital for Children’s dedication to quality improvement in maternal and child health is truly inspirational,” said Brittany Waggoner, IHA Maternal and Infant Quality Improvement Advisor. “Despite the challenges our Indiana delivering facilities are facing today, they remain committed to creating a highly-reliable obstetric care system for moms and babies across Indiana.”

    The Indiana Hospital Association serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 acute care, critical access, behavioral health, and other specialized hospitals in Indiana.