About Children's Mercy About Children's Mercy
About Childrens Mercy About Children's Mercy

Children's Mercy continues transforming children's lives and redefining pediatric medicine.

We are the only free-standing children's hospitals between St. Louis and Denver and provide comprehensive care for patients from birth to 21. Children's Mercy consistently is ranked among the leading children's hospitals in the nation. We were the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to earn the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in patient care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Starting with a single bed in 1897, Children's Mercy has grown into the pediatric specialty provider of choice for families throughout the region. As a not-for-profit hospital, we provide millions of dollars in charity care each year. We are nationally recognized for our innovative, family-centered environment focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families.

Clinical Care

  • Medical staff of more than 700 pediatric specialists
  • More than 40 pediatric specialties
  • First hospital in Missouri or Kansas to receive Magnet designation in 2003 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for superior nursing quality
  • First hospital in the region to receive redesignation in 2007 and again in 2012    
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Education

  • Affiliation with University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Principle teaching hospital for The University of Kansas Medical Center
  • More than 400 medical students each year.
  • Residency affiliations with major medical schools nationwide. 100 residents annually play a crucial role in patient care.
  • 60 doctors take part yearly in our fellowship programs
  • Home of the nation’s first Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
  • Nursing students from dozens of schools in the Kansas City area receive training at Children’s Mercy    
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Research

  • More than 100 physician scientists, basic scientists, nurses, fellows and residents involved in research projects, representing millions of dollars in multi-year awards
  • Co-leading the largest nephrology research project in North America
  • More than 140 clinical trials on-going at any one time
  • The largest Clinical Pharmacology program in  North American and one of 13 designated Pediatric Pharmacology Research Units studying the safety of new medications for use by children
  • The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, established in 2011 as the first genome center in the world entirely inside a children’s hospital with a focus on the diagnosis of inherited pediatric diseases. One of the 10 leading institutions in the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, which also includes the University of Kansas, Midwest Research Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Stowers Institute.    
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