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The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Join Forces to Enhance Pediatric Care

UH Rainbow to start providing pediatric specialty services at MetroHealth July 1

(Cleveland) – The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital are collaborating to enhance pediatric services for patients across the region. This collaboration will build upon both health systems’ shared goal of providing high-quality, accessible health care to all children.

Starting July 1, UH Rainbow will provide pediatric specialty care services for MetroHealth patients in the following disciplines: pediatric radiology, nephrology, cardiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, urology, general surgery and gastroenterology. These services will be offered by UH Rainbow physicians at the MetroHealth main campus and will complement MetroHealth’s current pediatric services.

In addition, The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore an expanded relationship that would bring together the pediatric expertise of both health systems to enhance the pediatric care provided to the communities we serve.

“Collaboration in health care ensures that the best resources are available for our patients,” said Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, president and CEO of MetroHealth. “Partnering with Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital will ensure the children we care for receive all that they need for optimal health outcomes.”

“We look forward to working closely with MetroHealth to ensure continuity of care for our region’s youngest patients,” said Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, president of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital.

“Our providers are dedicated to delivering coordinated care that achieves improved health and offers the best value,” added Marlene Miller, MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief at UH and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow.

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, a trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 130 years, is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. UH Rainbow consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

About the MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit