About University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

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Internationally renowned, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is a full-service children's hospital and pediatric academic medical center with experts in 16 medical and 12 surgical subspecialties who provide nationally ranked care not available at other institutions in the region, including a center dedicated to adolescent and young adult cancer and Northeast Ohio's most advanced maternal/fetal medicine and neonatology services available under one roof. UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital offers access to novel therapies, advanced technologies and clinical discoveries before they are available nationwide. Our pediatric specialists - all of whom serve on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - are engaged in today’s most advanced clinical research and are widely regarded as leaders in their field. Learn more at Rainbow.org.

2015 Statistics (January – December)

Licensed beds: 244
Medical staff: 811
Residents/fellows: 162
Inpatient discharges:
9,232 (main campus)
287 (Rainbow at UH Ahuja Medical Center)
321 (Rainbow at UH St. John Medical Center)
Outpatient visits: 589,643
Urgent care visits: 34,929
Emergency department visits:
28,643 (main campus)
9,180 (UH Ahuja Medical Center)
Pediatric trauma cases: 1,217
Total days of care: 56,078
Average length of stay (days): 5.8
Charity care: $61 million (University Hospitals, 2014)
Pediatric specialists: 1,300 (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child life and other pediatric specialists)
Nurses: 500
Medical specialties: 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; neurosurgery; ophthalmology; oral and maxillofacial surgery; orthopedics; otolaryngology; pediatric surgery; plastic and reconstructive surgery; trauma; urology)
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation: For over 125 years, the women of the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation have supported UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital with dedication, generosity and passion. Through strong advocacy, partnerships and financial support, the group will continue its vision to make the very best health care available to every child in Northeast Ohio and beyond. The Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation has donated more than $100 million to the hospital over just the last two decades.

UH Rainbow Care Network

  • Rainbow primary care: More than 200 pediatric and family medicine providers at more than 81 locations.
  • Rainbow Urgent Care: Six locations (UH Chagrin Highlands, Concord, Medina, Mentor, Twinsburg and Westlake health centers)
  • Pediatric emergency services: 14 locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Ahuja Medical Center, UH Conneaut Medical Center, UH Elyria Medical Center, UH Geauga Medical Center, UH Geneva Medical Center, UH St. John Medical Center, Southwest General Health Center, UH Amherst Health Center, UH Avon Health Center, UH Twinsburg Health Center, Southwest General Brunswick Medical Center, Mercy Allen Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center)
  • Specialty clinics: 16 locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Parma Medical Center, UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center, UH Concord 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 University Suburban Health Center, UH Westlake Health Center, UH Ahuja Medical Center Risman Pavilion, UH Rainbow Physicians & Surgeons – Youngstown, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Pediatric Ophthalmology at Landerhaven)
  • Pediatric inpatient care: Three locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Rainbow at UH Ahuja Medical Center, Rainbow at UH 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, Southwest General Health Center, Crocker Corporate Center, Lake West Medical Center, TriPoint Medical Center)

*UH Lyndhurst, Mentor and Westlake surgery centers, extensions of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Quick Facts

  • Ranked one of America's Best Children’s Hospitals in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, ranking among the nation's top 20 in neonatology, pulmonology, cancer, orthopedics and urology. Learn more at Rainbow.org/USNews.
  • Named a Leapfrog Group 2015 Top Children’s Hospital for exemplary performance in patient safety and quality. One of only 12 children's hospitals in the nation selected for this prestigious recognition.
  • Magnet recognition: Designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet hospital, the highest honor an organization can receive for excellence in professional nursing practice.
  • Ranked #4 in neonatology: Our neonatologists collaborate with maternal fetal medicine and other specialists to provide the most advanced, comprehensive care available for mom and baby under one roof. Our neonatologists are leading efforts to reduce preterm births and infant mortality rates through innovative programs and groundbreaking research.
  • Ranked #8 in respiratory care: A leader in advancing care and improving outcomes for cystic fibrosis, asthma, newborn lung disease, apnea and other respiratory conditions. We established one of the nation’s first cystic fibrosis centers and are a leading center for clinical trials. Our physician-scientists are translating discoveries into vital new therapies every day - such as new drugs aimed at improving gene and protein function in CF patients.
  • 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, including being the first in Ohio to offer proton therapy.
  • Extending the best heart care to families across Ohio: Through The Congenital Heart Collaborative, an innovative partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital delivers lifelong, high-quality, comprehensive care for congenital and acquired heart conditions.
  • Established one of the nation's first pediatric accountable care organizations.
  • Northern Ohio’s only verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
  • 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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