Riley Children's strikes partnership in Beirut

Indianapolis-based Riley Hospital for Children inked an agreement Oct. 14 with American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon to formally collaborate in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, pediatric surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Riley Children's is part of Indiana University Health. The Indianapolis-based health system has an existing affiliation with the Beirut medical center. The new pediatric-focused collaboration will involve the exchange of residents, students, fellows and faculty; joint research and educational programs; and collaboration on infection control programs, antimicrobial stewardship, quality and safety, among other activities. It may also involve humanitarian efforts.

"Riley Children's Health is interested in extending our reach to kids around the globe, whenever we can. This memorandum of understanding allows us to help set-up state of the art care in areas near patient's homelands. This helps with language and culture, as well as expense," Riley Children's CMO Elaine Cox, MD, said in an emailed statement.


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