The UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children, a newly constructed facility of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, will serve a federally designated medical/dental underserved area. This urban health center will house 46 exam rooms plus group care/community rooms and will co-locate social services. Patient visits are projected to increase by 5% a year.

Project Partners:  PNC, Northeast Ohio Development Fund

Project Details

Completed 2018
Location 5805 Euclid Avenue; Midtown neighborhood
Project Type Health care facility; New construction
Program 40,000 SF health care facility
Sponsor University Hospitals Health System, Inc.
CDA Investment $10 million NMTC allocation and Ohio NMTC allocation
Total Project Costs $21.5 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 30.1%
Median Income: 74.25%
Unemployment Rate: 22.3%


  • Job Creation

    The project is expected to create 19 full-time jobs within the first year of operations.

  • Goods or Services to Low Income Community

    The facility will provide pediatric primary care, adolescent medicine, general obstetric and gynecologic care, maternal/fetal medicine, integrated mental and behavioral health, preventive dental care, nutrition education, social work, lab, pharmacy, eye clinic, and a WIC office. Programming will include patient navigation services to community resources that can help meet health-related social needs such as housing and utilities, legal services, group care for prenatal and other medical visits, parenting coaching and mentoring programs.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The project sponsor committed to construction participation goals for Minority, Female, and Cleveland Small Businesses (MBE/FBE/CSB) as well as minority, female and City of Cleveland resident workers.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Outcomes

    The project received LEED BD+C Platinum Certification on March 8, 2019. Highlights of the design include the sustainable urban site located on public transit, the excellent indoor air quality, energy efficient design, onsite solar panels powering 50% of the buildings energy use and storm water management practices such as permeable pavement and green roofing elements.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.

  • Accessible Public Transit

    The new facility is located on RTA’s HealthLine, a state-of-the art bus-rapid transit (BRT) system.