Families’ access to medical care expands in Willoughby

The Rainbow Babies & Children multi-specialty clinic at UH Perrico Health Center Teaching Hospitals will open Oct. 3, expanding access to care for families in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, officials confirmed this week.

The clinic is located at UH Perrico Health Center at 4176 St Rt-306, Suite 300, in Willoughby, adjacent to LakeHealth OB/GYN Group.

“We are thrilled to bring specialized pediatric care for common childhood conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes and sports injuries closer to home for families in Lake and surrounding counties,” said Nurse Patti. DePompei, president of UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s and UH MacDonald. Women’s Foundation Chair in Leadership and Innovation.

According to a press release, the 26,987 square foot clinic will expand and integrate services currently offered at UH Mentor Hopkins Health Center and transfer those services to Willoughby.

Additionally, the move allows the clinic’s footprint to triple in size, allowing for 11 exam rooms, flexible space for telehealth and the addition of echocardiography services, officials noted.

“Thanks to the generous assistance of state capital, families now have convenient access to Rainbow Babies and Children’s experts in 13 pediatric specialties,” says Dr. Robyn Strosaker, Medical Centers President and COO UH Lake West, TriPoint and Beachwood.

“This expansion of services will have a significant impact on the health of children in the community, which has increased 52% over the past five years in Lake County alone.”

Staff at the clinic site will consist of seven people and will provide new expertise to the region in pediatric pulmonology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, urology and neurosurgery, the statement said.

Additional specialties offered in the new clinic are pediatric general surgery, sports medicine, orthopedics, endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, nephrology and neurology.

The center is Rainbow’s 15th multi-specialty pediatric clinic, and the first and only in Lake County.

For more information, visit LakeHealth.org/Rainbow or call 216-844-7700.