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A parent may bring their child to the Emergency Department for many reasons. Our pediatric emergency physicians and nurse specialists are available 24 hours a day to help immediately and if necessary, to refer a child for any special help that is needed. We act as the front door to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Parents can rest assured that once a child comes to us, the right pediatric specialist will be involved with his or her care.
Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center/Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
In some emergencies—imminently life-threatening injuries or other traumatic medical situations— a child may need to get to the hospital immediately. If a parent, an EMS technician, or other professional feel the danger to the child is serious and immediate, our mobile intensive care unit or helicopter transport services are available.
Call the Pediatric Transport Department at 216-844-1111 or 800-421-9199 to set up emergency transportation to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital—any time of day or night.
When a child has been critically injured, every minute counts. At UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center is ready to handle life-threatening injuries 24 hours a day.
We provide the most advanced care possible from the time we first see an injured child and all through rehabilitation. We will stay with the child and his or her family for as long as care is needed.
Rainbow’s Pediatric Emergency Department also has child life specialists to help make young patients as comfortable as possible. These pediatric specialists are trained to talk with kids about what is happening to them. If a child needs tests, for example, such as drawing blood, having a CT scan, or an IV started, a child life specialist will explain what is going on in developmentally appropriate terms that the child can understand easily. For young children, we often use pictures to help them understand.
We offer reassurance and explanations at every step of the way. For serious emotional issues such as suspected abuse, one or more of our team of social workers will be assigned to help the child and his or her family.
Because we know that emergency room visits often require bringing other children along, we have organized our waiting area especially for families. A family liaison staff member will be assigned to each family, and will help get questions answered and help other siblings keep busy with crayons, coloring books and stories.
Providers can arrange for transfer by contacting the Transfer Referral Center: 216-844-PEDS or 1-800-421-9199
Pediatric Emergency Department: 216-844-1644
Inpatient information: 216-844-3911
If there is a medical emergency, always dial 911.
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