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INDIANAPOLIS – Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has named Alicia Schulhof its new chief operating officer. Schulhof, who is returning home to her native Indiana, will start her new role April 16.

Schulhof comes to Riley at IU Health from Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Fla., where she has served as the COO for the past five years. Her previous roles include the associate administrator and ethics compliance officer at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the associate administrator at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

“Growing up in Indiana, Riley at IU Health has always had a special place in my heart. I first volunteered at Riley when I was 16 years old. The experience left a lasting impression on me and ever since, it has been my career aspiration to return to Riley at IU Health,” Schulhof said. “I am thrilled now to be coming home and I am honored to join what I consider to be the most compassionate team in children’s healthcare.”

“We’re pleased to welcome Alicia back to Riley at IU Health and are privileged to have her passion and talent on our team,” said Dr. Jeff Sperring, president and chief executive officer, Riley at IU Health. “Not only does she have a personal understanding of our commitment to providing the best possible care and service to our children and their families, she also has a proven track record of leadership and success in hospital operations.”

As COO, Schulhof will be responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating and continuously improving the operational functions at Riley at IU Health and at its affiliates statewide. Schulhof will participate in the strategic and operational planning processes for IU Health and Riley at IU Health, and will be responsible for ensuring that all Riley operations produce the necessary outcomes to support the highest quality care and safety of patient services.

Schulhof grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Lawrence North High School. She has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Schulhof will be moving back home to Indiana with her husband and their three sons.

Riley at IU Health is Indiana’s first and only comprehensive children’s hospital. Consistently named one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, Riley at IU Health ranked in all 10 categories by U.S.News & World Report in 2011.

To interview Alicia Schulhof, call Kit Werbe at 317.963.7692.


About Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health For more than 85 years, Riley at IU Health has been one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. Each year, Riley at IU Health provides compassionate care, support and comfort to 215,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Part of Indiana University Health, our unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

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