Parents Magazine named Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health one of the top pediatric standouts in the United States. The magazine ranked Riley at IU Health 11th overall and was ranked fourth in the nation in neonatal care and seventh in pulmonary care.
Riley at IU Health was the only Indiana children’s hospital to be included in the magazine’s rankings of overall quality and specialty care, which considered everything from family-friendliness of facilities to treatment success and groundbreaking research in key areas.
Riley at IU Health’s neonatal care team routinely cares for newborns and infants facing the most complex medical and surgical problems. This summer, Riley at IU Health will unveil a new NICU in the Simon Family Tower,complete with 60 private rooms, each with a designated parent sleep space – strengthening the hospital’s longstanding tradition of providing family-centered care.
Riley at IU Health’s pulmonary care team is nationally recognized for the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with asthma, cystic fibrosis and other complex breathing disorders.The program’s high-risk asthma clinic—aimed at children and teens whose asthma is the cause of frequent hospitalizations and life-threatening episodes – has reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits among those patients by more than 50 percent and 30 percent, respectively.
The Parents magazine rankings are now available online and will be published in the March 2013 print issue. Since 2009, the last time the publication released its rankings, Riley at IU Health has moved up in the standings from 16th to 11th overall. The rankings, generated by Parents editors with input from a team of medical advisers, were based on numerous factors derived from children’s hospitals’ responses to a comprehensive survey. All surveyed hospitals were members of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions.