The Riley Pediatric Hospitalist Program has strong roots in the Indianapolis community. The group was founded at IU Health Methodist Hospital to serve the needs of the pediatrics ward in 2002 by Dr. Shannon Phillips. Dr. Jeffrey Sperring assumed leadership of the group in 2002. The group grew to provide care at the IU Health North facility in December 2005, IU Health West in January 2007, and Riley Hospital for Children (Indiana's first teritiary care children's hospital) in July 2007.
These four facilities are the Indianapolis base of the IU Health system, Indiana's largest comprehensive health center. In service at these facilities, the group provides a range of care spanning from delivery room and neonatal care to tertiary care management of pediatric patients.