02_AboutUs_RileyHospital Elisa Hartman, Plainfield, Ind., with Allison Yancey, M.D.

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Expert, family-centered pediatric care is available at Riley for every child who needs it. 

Riley Hospital opened in 1924 as the state’s first hospital exclusively for children. 

Now, more than 90 years later, Riley is home to the state’s largest pediatric research program, where physician-scientists move their discoveries as quickly as possible to the bedsides of children. 

Children visit Riley more than 300,000 times each year.

Leading the Way

Did you know that Riley Hospital:

  • Is the only hospital in Indiana that is nationally-ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals
  • Is home to Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program and Pediatric Dialysis Program
  • Offers more clinical trials for children than any other hospital in the state 
  • Treats the vast majority of children in Indiana diagnosed with cancer
  • Is Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, with experts in every pediatric specialty: urology; diabetes & endocrinology; pulmonology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; gastroenterology & GI surgery; cardiology & heart surgery; cancer; and neonatology.

Helping Riley Hospital

Riley is the renowned hospital it is today in large part due to financial support from generous partners like you. 

Your gifts through Riley Children’s Foundation make it possible for Riley to conduct lifesaving pediatric research and enhance treatment for patients with family-centered services.

Donate to Riley

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Every gift makes a difference. Last year, gifts of less than $1,000 added up to $2.5 million for Riley.

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    Your Impact on the Riley Relief Fund
    June 2, 2020

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    Your Impact on the Riley Relief Fund June 2, 2020

    We put out the call that Riley Hospital for Children needed help during the COVID pandemic and you answered. Find out how your donations impacted Riley kids, their families, and hospital staff.

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    Nurses Week 2020
    May 7, 2020

    A heartfelt thank you to the nurses at Riley Hosptial... More

    Nurses Week 2020 May 7, 2020

    A heartfelt thank you to the nurses at Riley Hosptial for Children as we celebrate Nurses Week!

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    Waiting for Two Miracles
    April 27, 2020

    Riley mom Amie Hastings lost her job due to the... More

    Waiting for Two Miracles April 27, 2020

    Riley mom Amie Hastings lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your donations to the Riley Relief Fund provides emergency assistance to Riley families during the coronavirus crisis. It also supports Riley program and team member needs, and gives doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals flexibility as they respond to the evolving healthcare crisis.

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    Happy Birthday, Teddy!
    April 16, 2020

    Riley kid Giancarlo "Teddy" Gomez celebrates his eighth... More

    Happy Birthday, Teddy! April 16, 2020

    Riley kid Giancarlo "Teddy" Gomez celebrates his eighth birthday at Riley Hospital for Children. Please join us in wishing him a Happy Birthday!

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    A Piece of Riley
    June 27, 2019

    I am the Riley Wagon. I mean a lot of... More

    A Piece of Riley June 27, 2019

    I am the Riley Wagon. I mean a lot of things to different people. I'm also a way for donors, like the Burr family, to give back to Riley Hospital for Children.

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    Be the Star You Are
    May 22, 2019

    Check out this behind the scenes look at the 2019... More

    Be the Star You Are May 22, 2019

    Check out this behind the scenes look at the 2019 Riley Cancer Center Prom.

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    Meet Rowan Breyts
    March 19, 2019

    A baby dies in Indiana about every 14 hours. Rowan... More

    Meet Rowan Breyts March 19, 2019

    A baby dies in Indiana about every 14 hours. Rowan Breyts was not one of them. However, he came dangerously close.

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    Christian's Research Story
    December 19, 2018

    Learn how Riley research helped save Christian... More

    Christian's Research Story December 19, 2018

    Learn how Riley research helped save Christian Daugherty's life.

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    Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps
    December 19, 2018

    Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey... More

    Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps December 19, 2018

    Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey.

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    Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids
    December 19, 2018

    We have launched a $175 million campaign for Riley... More

    Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids December 19, 2018

    We have launched a $175 million campaign for Riley Hospital to save kids’ lives through three high-priority programs.

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