Riley Children’s Health and its president part ways

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Riley Children's Health and its president part ways - Indianapolis Business Journal

Nearly three years after joining Riley Children’s Health, Gil Perry is no longer president of Indiana University Health Hospital.

An IU Health spokesperson confirmed Sunday that Perry—who held leadership positions at children’s hospitals in Connecticut, Colorado and Ohio before joining Riley in June 2021—”has left the organization.”

But IU Health public relations adviser Katie Oakley did not say when Perry left or the circumstances of his departure. “We do not discuss personnel changes,” he said Sunday.

Ryan Nagy, chair of IU Health’s Academic Health Center, has been named interim president. He also served in that role before Perry was appointed.

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Riley Children’s Health is the pediatric system of IU Health and has more than 50 locations across the state, including its downtown pediatric anchor, Riley Hospital for Children.

Perry, whose LinkedIn account Sunday also listed Riley as his employer, comes to Indianapolis after spending nearly four years as president and chief operating officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He previously worked at several other children’s hospitals, including Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Perry did not immediately respond to a message sent via LinkedIn. Negi did not immediately respond to an email.

During Perry’s tenure at Riley, the pediatric center continued to garner honors and recognitions for its work, which includes infant and maternal health, cardiovascular services and trauma services.

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For Perry, moving to Riley in 2021 will be a step up in both hospital size (Riley has 367 beds compared to 187 at the Connecticut hospital) and prestige (Riley routinely scores higher in more specialties in many national rankings). Was. He arrived just as Riley was completing a $142 million maternity tower, which consolidated the infant and maternity care of Riley and Methodist hospitals in Riley.

Perry then told IBJ that his mission was to keep Riley’s reputation elevated by attracting top talent and finding ways to improve the patient experience. Relay provides a wide range of medical and surgical services, including burn care, cancer care, trauma care, organ transplant and neonatal intensive care.

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And Perry said he wants to continue to grow Relay into a statewide system that can care for children in any community in Indiana.

Perry replaces Matthew Cook, who served as president of Relay for five and a half years and left in 2020 to take a job as president of Benioff Children’s Hospitals at the University of California, San Francisco.

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