About University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

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 2017)

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.

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Licensed Beds 244
Medical Staff: 429
Residents/fellows: 171
Inpatient Discharges:
9,686 (UH Cleveland Medical Center)
264 (UH Ahuja Medical Center)
386 (UH St John Medical Center)
Outpatient Visits: 472,872
Urgent Care Visits: 39,558
Emergency Department Visits:
31,823 (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center)
10,127 (University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center)
Trauma Admissions: 174
Total Days of Care: 60,154
Average Length of Stay (Days): 6.1
Charity Care: $45 million (University Hospitals, 2016)
Pediatric Specialists: 1,521 (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child life and other pediatric specialists)
Nurses: 683
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; neurosurgery; ophthalmology; oral and maxillofacial surgery; orthopedics; otolaryngology; pediatric surgery; plastic and reconstructive surgery; trauma; urology)
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation:
For over 130 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

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  • UH Rainbow Primary Care: More than 200 pediatric and family medicine providers at more than 81 locations.
  • UH Rainbow Urgent Care: Five locations (UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands, Concord, Medina, 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)
  • UH Rainbow Specialty Care Clinics: 21 locations (Firelands Regional Medical Center, Pediatric Ophthalmology at Landerhaven, UH Ahuja Medical Center Risman Pavilion, UH Broadview Heights Health Center, UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands, UH ENT Akron, UH Fairlawn Health Center, UH Landerbrook Health Center, UH Mayfield Village Health Center, UH Medina Health Center, UH Mentor Health Center, UH North Ridgeville Health Center, UH Parma Medical Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children, UH Solon Health Center, UH St. John Medical Center and St. John Medical Office Building, UH Twinsburg Health Center, UH University Suburban Health Center)
  • Pediatric Inpatient Care: Three locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Ahuja Medical Center, 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, University Suburban Health 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)

Quick Facts

  • Recognized as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in nation by U.S. News & World Report for 29 consecutive years. Ranked in eight pediatric specialties in 2018 - 2019, including: Neonatology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology and Urology.
  • The UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children provides a preventive care delivery model with the goal of building a healthier community. The outpatient healthcare center features innovative programs for primary pediatric care, women’s health and social services, as well as additional programming to support patients, their families and the community.
  • 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 #6 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 #20 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. Among the first hospitals in the nation to take on childhood obesity through the Center for Child Health & Policy, and Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight™.
  • 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.

Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of our commitment to the Northeast Ohio community, UH identifies the most pressing health needs of the patient populations we serve through a periodic community health needs assessment (CHNA) for each UH hospital facility. Learn more about the most recent UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital CHNA.

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