April 2, 2015

St. John Medical Center expands pediatric services

St. John Medical Center expanded its pediatric services with the April 1 opening of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow). UH 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 UH Rainbow is known for to a convenient location for our patients and families on the west side,” said Robyn Strosaker, M.D., 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 UH Rainbow pediatricians, pediatric nurses, child life specialists and other pediatric-trained experts.

Additionally, two state-of-the-art procedure rooms adjacent to the UH 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.

“We are pleased to welcome the talented physicians and staff from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital,” said 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.”

St. John Medical Center is co-owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.

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