Why I Work For (and Give To) Riley


December 7, 2015
Topics: Riley Staff Profiles



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Nancy Valentine with her daughter, Lindsay Berman

Riley is special to my family on many levels. I work as a Nurse Coordinator for the Infant Lung Center in the Riley Outpatient Center. My daughter Lindsay Berman is a nurse on 7 West, studying to become a nurse practitioner. And my late sister-in-law Janet was a Riley mom, who was deeply moved by the great care she and her daughter Mary received years ago in the Riley NICU. My daughter and I both feel that Riley is a place where you like to work, and where you feel like you can make a difference.

I know that my daily work helps people, but I felt like I needed to do something more. I decided to make a payroll deduction gift to Riley Children’s Foundation through The Gift of Hope Happens Here Employee Giving Program. Riley Children’s Foundation helps us pool our gifts and make an even bigger impact on individual lives. Gifts through the Foundation help our hospital and the families we serve in so many ways, from supporting the ECMO program, to providing art therapy to patients. If everyone here gave at least $5 per paycheck, imagine the difference we could make.

At the holidays, we are in the spirit of giving, and thinking about people who are not as fortunate as we are. I think this is the perfect time to think about giving back to Riley. I hope that when Riley patients, families and members of the community see that the Riley team members contribute to The Gift of Hope Happens Here campaign, they will see that we are truly invested in this special place.

We care about helping kids and families. Giving through this program is just one more way we can use our collective compassion and make a difference

If you are a Riley Hospital team member who would like to contribute to The Gift of Hope Happens Here campaign, please click here.

Other members of the community are invited to participate in The Gift of Hope Happens Here campaign by clicking here.


Nancy Valentine

Nancy Valentine has worked on the IU campus since graduating from nursing school in 1977. She began her career in the Special Care Nursery at University Hospital, and has worked in a variety of nursing roles since then. Nancy began working in the pulmonary department at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in 1993. She became a nurse practitioner in 2000, and appreciates the way she can make a difference in the lives of premature illness with respiratory problems. Nancy enjoys working with Riley families, and helping their children grow and develop.


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