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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 Cleveland Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader in medical research and education.

Statistics (January – December 2014)

Licensed Beds 244
Medical Staff: 745
Residents/fellows: 159
Inpatient Discharges:
9,838 (UH Cleveland Medical Center)
356 (UH Ahuja Medical Center)
Outpatient Visits: 654,818
Urgent Care Visits: 28,977
Emergency Department Visits:
28,378 (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center)
8,468 (University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center)
Trauma Admissions: 1,052
Total Days of Care: 55,774
Average Length of Stay (Days): 5.6
Charity Care: $53 million (University Hospitals, 2012)
Pediatric Specialists: 1,300 (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child life and other pediatric specialists)
Nurses: 500
Medical Divisions: 16 (Cardiology; child and adolescent psychiatry; critical care; developmental/behavioral pediatrics and psychology; emergency medicine; diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism; epilepsy; gastroenterology and nutrition; general pediatrics and adolescent medicine; hematology and oncology; infectious diseases and rheumatology; neonatology; nephrology; neurology; pulmonology and allergy/immunology; sports medicine)
Surgical Specialties: 12 (anesthesiology; cardiothoracic; dentistry/oral surgery; neurosurgery; ophthalmology; oral and maxillofacial surgery; orthopaedics; otolaryngology; pediatric surgery; plastic and 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

  • Rainbow Primary Care: More than 200 pediatric and family medicine providers at more than 81 locations.
  • UH Rainbow Urgent Care: Seven locations (UH Chagrin Highlands, Concord, Fairlawn, Medina, Mentor, Twinsburg and Westlake health centers)
  • Pediatric Emergency Services: 12 locations (Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Ahuja Medical Center, UH Elyria Medical Center, UH Geauga Medical Center, UH Amherst Health Center, UH Avon Health Center, UH Twinsburg Health Center, Mercy Allen Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center, St. John Medical Center, Southwest General Health Center, Southwest General Brunswick Medical Center)
  • Rainbow Specialty Care Clinics: 12 locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Parma Medical Center, UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center, UH Fairlawn Health Center, UH Landerbrook Health Center, UH Medina Health Center, UH Mentor Health Center, UH Solon Health Center, UH Twinsburg Health Center, UH Westlake Health Center, UH Rainbow Physicians & Surgeons – Youngstown, Firelands Regional Medical Center)
  • Pediatric Inpatient Care: Three locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Ahuja Medical Center, St. John Medical Center)
  • Pediatric Surgery: Five locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Ahuja Medical Center, UH Mentor Health Center, UH Westlake Health Center, UH Lyndhurst Surgery Center)
  • Neonatal/Maternal Fetal Medicine Services: Seven locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Geauga Medical Center, UH Parma Medical Center, Crocker Corporate Center, Lake West Medical Center, Southwest General Health Center, TriPoint Medical Center)
  • After-Hours Care: Two locations (Rainbow HealthSpot at Slovenian National Home and After-Hours Clinic at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital)

Quick Facts

  • Recognized as one of the Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 26 consecutive years. Ranked in eight pediatric specialties in 2018 – 2019, including: Neonatology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology, Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology and Urology.
  • One of only 13 children’s hospitals in the nation – and the only in northern Ohio – to be named a 2013 Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for exemplary performance in patient safety, quality initiatives and highly reliable care.
  • Faculty appointments at 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 one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, has a 96 percent survival rate – one of the highest in the nation – and is an international leader in the treatment of critically ill and extremely low birth-weight babies.
  • 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.
  • UH Rainbow Care Connection, one of the nation’s first established pediatric Accountable Care Organizations, creates a meaningful partnership across pediatric primary care providers, hospitals, patients and managed care organizations to achieve better care, better health and lower costs for 200,000 children in Northeast Ohio, one-third of whom are on Medicaid.
  • Among the first hospitals in the nation to take on childhood obesity through the Center for Child Health & Policy, and Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight.
  • 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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