University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Expands Pediatric Services at St. John Medical Center

Westside families now have close-to-home access to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) at St. John Medical Center in Westlake.


Liz Powers, RN, Clinical Manager, Rainbow Pediatric Unit at St. John Medical Center, Justin Williams, Director, Service Line Development, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Kathy Sanniti, RN, Director, Women and Children’s Ambulatory and Community Acute Care Services, and Robyn Strosaker, MD, Inpatient Services, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Rainbow Pediatric Unit at St. John Medical Center

Open April 1, Rainbow pediatric services at St. John Medical Center feature a child and family-friendly inpatient unit, diagnostic procedures for babies and children, and 24/7 pediatric emergency services.

“We are excited to bring the advanced, family-centered care Rainbow is known for to a convenient location for our patients and families on the west side,” Robyn Strosaker, MD, Medical Director of Inpatient Services at UH Rainbow and Rainbow at St. John Medical Center. “Babies and children are unique. Their developing bodies require care from experts who specialize in pediatric medicine, in an environment with unique services and treatments specifically designed for them.”

The pediatric inpatient unit cares for babies and children who require a hospital stay for mild to moderate infections, respiratory distress, dehydration, croup, gastroenteritis and post-procedural care. The secure environment features bright, spacious private rooms with kid and family-friendly décor and amenities, and 24/7 coverage from Rainbow pediatricians, pediatric nurses, child life specialists and other pediatric-trained experts.

Additionally, two state-of-the-art procedure rooms adjacent to the Rainbow inpatient unit are in the final phase of construction. Beginning July 1, UH Rainbow at St. John will offer endoscopy, bronchoscopy, radiology and pediatric dentistry procedures. Notably, all Rainbow pediatric services at St. John Medical Center are in-network for all major insurance providers, including Medical Mutual of Ohio/SuperMed, Anthem and United Healthcare.

“We are pleased to welcome the talented physicians and staff from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to St. John Medical Center,” says William A. Young Jr., President and CEO of St. John Medical Center. “It is a privilege to offer UH Rainbow’s nationally recognized care for children to our patients and their families.”

uhrainbowAbout University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Located on the campus of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center dedicated to the health care needs of children. A trusted leader in children’s 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 more than 700,000 patient encounters each year. Learn more at

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

St John Medical Center Logo_rgbAbout St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center is a 194-bed medical facility with 1,300 employees, 300 volunteers, and a medical staff of nearly 600. Co-owned by University Hospitals and the Sisters of Charity Health System, the medical center is a nationally recognized Catholic healthcare provider as well as a teaching hospital affiliated with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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