FORT WAYNE - Riley Children's Health is expanding its Fort Wayne footprint. The system plans to open an additional office in the city next year that will offer specialties including pediatric urology and cardiology.

The office, set to open in early 2018, will feature 12 exam rooms along with office and diagnostic testing space. The system says pediatric cardiology and urology will be the first specialties to see patients at the Fort Wayne office, with additional specialties coming in the following months. Riley Children's Health urologists and cardiologists that currently see patients at Lutheran Hospital and Fort Wayne Pediatrics will care for patients at the new office.

Riley says it will conduct local hiring to fill permanent registration and nursing positions. Inpatient procedures and surgeries will be done at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Riley Children's Health's service area includes 19 communities throughout the state.