About University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

At a Glance

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UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 125 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for 700,000 patient encounters, annually

Among the nation’s leading academic medical centers, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a nationally recognized leader in medical research and education.

Statistics (January – December 2012)

Licensed Beds 244
Medical Staff: 775
Residents/fellows: 162
Inpatient Discharges: 9,037
Outpatient Visits: 583,882
Urgent Care Visits: 26,935
Emergency Department Visits: 30,605 (University Hospitals Case Medical Center)
6,448 (University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center)
Trauma Admissions: 450
Total Days of Care: 54,625
Average Length of Stay (Days): 6.1
Charity Care: $47 million (University Hospitals, 2011)
Pediatric Specialists: 1,300 (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child life and other pediatric specialists)
Nurses: 500
Medical Divisions: 15 (Cardiology; Critical Care; Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology; Emergency Medicine; Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism; Epilepsy; Gastroenterology & Nutrition; General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine; Hematology & Oncology; Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology; Neonatology; Nephrology; Neurology; Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology; Sports Medicine)
Surgical Specialties: 11 (Anesthesiology; Cardiothoracic; Dentistry/Oral Surgery; Pediatric Surgery; Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Otolaryngology; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Trauma; Urology)
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation: Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation, a supporting organization of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, is a committed, creative and entrepreneurial board that advocates for children and generates financial, corporate and community support to advance the hospital’s mission. With 36 current trustees and 102 past trustees, the group recently donated its largest gift to-date – $32.5 million – earmarked to support key hospital programs, recruitment and recognition of exceptional physician-scientists and the nationally recognized Family and Child Life Services Program.

UH Rainbow Care Network

  • Pediatric primary care: More than 200 pediatric and family medicine providers at 70 locations.
  • UH Rainbow Urgent Care: 7 locations (Aurora, Chagrin Highlands, Concord, Medina, Mentor, Twinsburg, Westlake).
  • Pediatric emergency services: 9 locations (Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Ahuja Medical Center; UH Geauga Medical Center; UH Twinsburg Health Center; St. John Medical Center; Southwest General Health Center; Southwest General Brunswick Medical Center; Mercy Allen Hospital; Mercy Regional Medical Center).
  • Pediatric medical and surgical specialty clinics: 9 locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center; UH Landerbrook Health Center; UH Medina Health Center; UH Mentor Health Center; UH Sharon Health Center; UH Twinsburg Health Center; UH Westlake Health Center; Firelands Regional Medical Center).
  • Outpatient pediatric surgery: 5 locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; UH Mentor Health Center; UH Westlake Health Center; UH Lyndhurst Surgery Center; UH Ahuja Medical Center).
  • Neonatal care services: 6 locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; UH Geauga Medical Center; Lake West Medical Center; Parma Hospital; Southwest General Health Center; TriPoint Medical Center).

Quick Facts

  • Ranked one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report for 23 consecutive years. Ranked in nine children’s specialties in 2013-2014,including: #2 in Neonatology, #7 in Pulmonology, #13 in Diabetes & Endocrinology, #13 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, #14 in Orthopaedics, #18 in Cancer, #29 in Nephrology, #46 in Urology and #46 in Gastroenterology.
  • Primary pediatric affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, one of the top 25 research-oriented medical schools in the nation.
  • Northern Ohio’s only designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
  • The Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, ranked #1 in the Midwest by U.S.News & World Report, has a 96 percent survival rate – one of the best in the nation – and is widely regarded as an international leader in the treatment of critically ill and extremely low birth-weight babies. This ranking sustains a rich history of pre-eminent care for newborns – from pioneering neonatology in the 1960s to opening one of the nation’s first family-centered step-down units, which included space for parents to stay with their baby.
  • Leading the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis: Developing and testing new therapies for cystic fibrosis, including drugs aimed at improving gene and protein function.
  • The Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute, integrated with UH Seidman Cancer Center, is internationally recognized for basic, clinical and translational research, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced therapies FIRST.
  • Rainbow Care Connection, one of the first established pediatric Accountable Care Organizations in the nation, creates a meaningful partnership across pediatric primary care providers, hospitals, patients and managed care organizations to drive change and achieve better care, better health and lower costs. Rainbow Care Connection impacts 200,000 children in northeast Ohio, one-third of whom are Medicaid recipients.
  • Among the first hospitals in the nation to take on childhood obesity through the Center for Child Health and Policy, and Healthy Kids, Healthy WeightTM.
  • Rainbow Surgical Specialists offer minimally invasive techniques and were among the first in the nation to perform pediatric single-site surgeries.

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