Jeffrey Sperring, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
As president and chief executive officer, Dr. Sperring is responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for pediatric services throughout IU Health, which includes direct operational and strategic oversight of pediatric programs, services and facilities at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, along with shared program oversight for pediatric programs based in the community hospitals. Dr. Sperring will serve on the senior executive team for IU Health.
Dr. Sperring is a national leader in the development of the field of pediatric hospital medicine, and presents at national meetings for pediatric hospitalists. In addition to his clinical work, he has received several teaching awards including the Morris Green Faculty Teaching Award after his first year on faculty and a Trustee Teaching Award in 2006. He currently serves on the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) Council for Child Health Quality and formerly served as a national co-chair for the Academic Pediatric Association’s Hospital Medicine SIG, a member of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Roundtable. Dr. Sperring is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives and Society of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Sperring is a graduate of Emory University and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and served as an officer in the United States Navy Medical Corps from 1995 – 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at Riley at IU Health in 2002, Dr. Sperring was a community pediatrician at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms in California and New Castle Pediatrics in New Castle, Indiana.
Paul Haut, MD
Chief Medical Officer
As CMO, Dr. Haut will serve as a bridge between the Riley at IU Health executive team and medical staff to fulfill the shared vision for the pediatric services. He will work to ensure a consistent standard of medical practice and clinical care not only in Indianapolis, but at Riley at IU Health affiliates statewide. Dr. Haut will oversee Riley at IU Health’s quality and safety improvements, help with physician recruitment, and support research and teaching initiatives.
Dr. Haut is an associate professor of Pediatrics with the Indiana University School of Medicine and an accomplished researcher at the IU Simon Cancer Center, who has served as the director of the Riley Stem Cell Transplant Program at IU Health. Dr. Haut is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as an active member of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant, the American Society of Hematology, the Children’s Oncology Group and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium.Dr. Haut is a graduate of Brown University and received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1990. He completed his pediatric residency at UAMS and his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Riley at IU Health in 2002, Dr. Haut was a pediatric transplant physician at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill.
Chief Operating Officer
Alicia 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 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.
Marilyn L. Cox, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Marilyn L. Cox is senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Riley Hospital for Children. As a member of the executive team, Ms. Cox oversees nursing operations at Riley Hospital’s 280-staffed beds, as well as 99-staffed beds at Riley Hospital for Children at Methodist Hospital. In addition, she works directly with the Indiana University School of Medicine chief of pediatrics and other pediatric medical faculty on the development and implementation of clinical programs at Riley Hospital.
Ms. Cox is a published author and skilled presenter on topics ranging from Synergy Model for Patient Care to nurse retention in a pediatric setting. She is a member of the Indiana State Nurses Association; Sigma Theta Tau International; Society for Pediatric Nursing; and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Ms. Cox also serves in an advisory capacity to the Marian College School of Nursing in Indianapolis, and the Clinical/Community Advisory Committee for the Indiana University School of Nursing.