Riley Hospital earns high rankings

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INDIANAPOLIS – Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has been distinguished as the state’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report released its 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today.

Riley at IU Health achieved national ranking in nine out of 10 pediatric specialties, with two programs in the nation’s top 10 and eight in the nation’s top 25.

Urology ranks third, and cardiology and heart surgery rank ninth.

This year, 84 children’s hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one pediatric specialty evaluated by U.S. News.

Riley at IU Health is one of only 30 children’s hospitals in the country to rank in nine or more pediatric specialties.

These rankings were based on a combination of clinical data and reputation among pediatric specialists around the country.

Riley at IU Health ranked in each of the following areas: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. 

U.S. News & World Report sent a clinical questionnaire to 191 pediatric hospitals to assess measures including patient safety, infection prevention and adequacy of nurse staffing.

Nearly 11,000 pediatric specialists and subspecialists were surveyed and asked to name the hospitals where they would send patients for serious care without considering location or expense.

Further details on the rankings can be viewed online and in the U.S.News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook, which will be available in September.

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(This story was originally published on June 18, 2019)

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