Annual reports are traditionally a time of looking back.
But one of the best things about working with children is we don’t have to follow tradition. Kids don’t care about "the way it’s always been done." So this year's report is different. It looks different. It feels different.
A New Focus
And its focus is different. While yes, this report looks at the year just past, the real focus is on the years ahead. Our greatest achievements in 2013 were:
- We opened new clinics because it will help children get their care closer to home when they need it – now and in the future.
- We toiled in our research labs and took discoveries to the bedsides to promise brighter todays and tomorrows for children.
- We worked hard with our academic partners to forge a stronger bond to train future pediatric specialists.
- We embraced the communications and information revolution because it’s here now and it’s charting new territory.
So I invite you to look back and look ahead: We are transforming Children’s Mercy to transform children’s lives.
Randall L. O'Donnell, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer