Facilities and Resources
Indiana's only comprehensive children's hospital providing sub-specialty care for patients, medical education for clinicians and state-of-the-art research. Riley has more than 245,000 inpatient and outpatient pediatric visits annually. It is home to an internationally ranked ECMO program in the state's most comprehensive neonatal units, the world's largest pediatric sleep disorders center, one of the nation's largest autism treatment centers and has one of the nation's largest pediatric residency programs. In 2011, ten specialty programs at Riley were ranked among the top children's hospitals nationwide by US News & World Report 2011-2012 edition of American's Best Children's Hospitals. Riley is connected to the nationally acclaimed Wells Center for Pediatric Research, which has developed new cures and therapies for childhood diseases since 1991.
In 2010, Riley Hospital opened the new Simon Family Tower, a $475 million expansion providing private rooms for 300 beds, a state-of-the art Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab, expanded Emergency Department, Burn Unit and Cancer Center.
Situated just a block away from Riley Hospital, Indiana University Hospital cares for more than 57,000 patients a year. Approximately 52 percent of physicians in Indiana were trained at IU Hospital. IU Hospital physicians and staff continuously seek advances in medicine and actively participate in approximately 150 clinical and prevention trials to provide optimal patient treatments.
Located a mile from Riley Hospital and connected by monorail to Riley Hospital and the IUSM campus, Methodist is the largest hospital in the state and one of only two regional Level I Trauma Centers in the state. It has 802-staffed beds and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the area.
The hospital specializes in numerous treatment areas, including adult cardiovascular services. Methodist physicians and staff performed the first open-heart surgery in Indiana in 1965. The hospital is also considered a neurosurgery center of excellence, as well as an expert in organ transplantation, urology, neurology, orthopedics and pediatrics. Methodist also staffs the Life Line helicopter ambulances and houses the Indiana Poison Center.
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research is connected to Riley Hospital for Children. Investigator research at the Wells Center has resulted in highly successfully external research funding including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Heart Association, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Department of Defense. In 2010, the Department of Pediatrics ranked #7 nationally for ranked NIH funding to pediatric departments.