Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to serve on the Riley Children’s Foundation’s Board of Governors. Representing the South Bend region on the Board of Governors, Father Malloy will also chair a regional committee in the South Bend area comprising business and civic leaders, physicians and Riley parents.
Jim Morris, chairman of Riley Children’s Foundation Board of Governors, announced Father Malloy’s election: “We are incredibly honored and fortunate that Father Malloy will be joining our Board of Governors. During his 18 years as president of the University of Notre Dame, he made countless contributions internationally as well as to the South Bend community. His leadership will be invaluable in advancing the care of children through support of Riley Hospital and its research efforts.”
Children from all 92 Indiana counties receive care at Riley Hospital, with more than 6,500 annual patient visits from the South Bend region. Hundreds more children are seen each year in clinics conducted by Riley physicians in the South Bend area.
Father Malloy’s commitment to Riley Hospital for Children was inspired by his own family’s experience. His grandnephew Henry Scroope V was transported from Memorial Hospital in South Bend to Riley Hospital soon after his birth in September 2009. Except for a brief two-week stay at home, Henry spent his life at Riley Hospital, passing away on February 3, 2010. Father Malloy visited Henry several times, including on his last day when he anointed him and shared his final hours with Henry, his parents and other family members.
This experience prompted Father Malloy to write a letter to Riley leaders that praised the care Henry and his family received during an extraordinarily difficult time: “I was struck at that time by the family-friendly environment in the hospital in general and in the wards as well as by the highly skilled and devoted care provided by the doctors, nurses and technicians. We all felt, not only then, but later, that Henry was being given the very best care available.”
For 89 years, Riley Hospital for Children has cared for the sickest of the sick as its researchers and physicians seek the cures and treatments to save and improve the quality of children’s lives. Riley Children’s Foundation founded Riley Hospital in Indianapolis in 1924 and continues to provide philanthropic leadership to one of the nation’s most highly ranked comprehensive children’s hospitals. Riley also trains more than two-thirds of the pediatricians in Indiana.
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 230,000 times as well as an additional 100,000 times in clinics and hospitals staffed by Riley physicians throughout the state.