All inpatients are cared for at Cleveland Medical Center’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, a 244 bed children’s hospital located in University Circle, 5 miles east of downtown Cleveland, OH. RB&C’s 8 story patient care tower opened in 1997, and provides care to over 10,000 newborns, children, and adolescents each year. Facilities include newly renovated neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. For further information, please visit www.rainbowbabies.org and follow the link “For Health Care Professionals” to read more about our facilities, our residency and fellowship programs, and life in Cleveland.
Fellows in our program provide care to outpatients in two locations, the main UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital campus and a suburban location approximately 20 minutes east of the main campus. These experiences allow our fellows to care for outpatients from diverse backgrounds. The cystic fibrosis and technology dependent clinics are at the main campus location. All outpatient locations have on site radiology, laboratory services, pulmonary function equipment and staff, computers and access to the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Electronic Health Record and Radiology Viewing systems. Faculty members see outpatients at several additional suburban locations around Cleveland.
Pulmonary Diagnostic Center
The pulmonary diagnostic center at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is equipped with several spirometers, plethysmographers, equipment for performing induced sputum, nasal brushings and scrapes, exhaled nitric oxide measurements, infant pulmonary function testing, impulse oscillometry, and exhaled breath condensate measurements. The diagnostic center is staffed by five respiratory therapists who are certified to perform pulmonary function testing.
Pediatric Pulmonology Bronchoscopy Suite
Most pediatric flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopies are performed either in the pediatric endoscopy suite or the Pediatric Operating Rooms at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, or at the patient’s bedside in the intensive care units. Occasional procedures are performed at the bedside in the intensive care units. Sedation and anesthesia are managed by pediatric anesthesiologists or critical care specialists. Bronchoscopes that are suitable for all children ranging from premature infants to adolescents are available. A bronchoscope and portable cleaning system is also available for tracheostomy evaluations in the technology-dependent clinic. A life-sized model is available to fellows to practice bronchoscopic skills and learn bronchoscopic anatomy.
Clinical Research Facilities
The division of pediatric pulmonology has dedicated clinical research space adjacent to the pulmonary diagnostic center. Several clinic rooms and a specimen processing lab are available exclusively for clinical research in the division. UH Cleveland Medical Center/UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital also houses the Dahms Clinical Research Unit, staffed by research nurses and supported by a clinical research core laboratory. Additional research resources are available through the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Please see their website http://casemed.case.edu/ctsc/ for further information.
Basic Science Research Facilities
The basic science faculty in the division of pediatric pulmonology have extensive basic science laboratory space and equipment housed in the 8th floor of the Biomedical Research Building at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, located next door to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Equipment and resources include an animal facilities, equipment and expertise in measurements of inflammatory mediators, genomics/proteomics expertise and equipment, imaging and histology equipment and expertise, and cell culture facilities. Additional research resources are available through the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Please see their website http://casemed.case.edu/ctsc/ for further information.
The Samuel J. Horwitz, MD Pediatric Learning Center (PLC) is a clinically oriented library focused on Pediatrics and geared to support resident and fellow education as well as assist in continued learning for all UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital faculty and staff.
The facility houses a printed reference collection, a number of computer-equipped work stations, and provides access to printing, scanning, and photocopy equipment.
The Center is staffed by a full-time librarian and is open 24/7 with a door key code. Along with printed books and journals, the library subscribes to a number of electronic resources, available from the PLC website, and provides a number of specialized research guides and tools. Library services include reference and mediated literature searching, database training, and interlibrary loan assistance.