Families’ access to medical care expands in Willoughby

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Multispecialty Clinic at UH Perrico Health Center 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 excited to bring specialized pediatric care for common childhood conditions like 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 news release, the 26,987-square-foot clinic will expand and integrate services currently offered at the UH Mentor Hopkins Health Center and transition those services to Willoughby.

Moreover, the move allows the clinic footprint to triple in size, allowing for 11 examination rooms, flex space for telehealth, and the addition of echocardiography services, officials noted.

“With the generous help of state capital dollars, families now have convenient access to Rainbow Babies and Children’s experts in 13 pediatric specialties,” says Dr. Robyn Strosaker, president and COO of UH Lake West, TriPoint, and Beachwood medical centers.

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

Clinic site staff will be comprised of seven people and offers new to the area expertise in pediatric pulmonology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, urology, and neurosurgery, the release stated.

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 multispecialty pediatric clinic, and the first and only in Lake County.

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