Children's Mercy Hospitals and
Clinics has a general medical unit called "5 Sutherland,"
with specialties including:
- Nephrology, including renal failure and renal transplant
Common diagnoses include
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Acute and chronic renal failure
- Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Renal transplant
- Any general medical diagnoses
Our services and treatments include
- Epilepsy monitoring unit
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Inpatient rehabilitation
We are a 21-bed unit configured in a "pod" layout to reduce
noise and increase nurse visibility. All patient rooms are
private. The unit is shaped like a three-leaf clover
with seven beds in each leaf.
Each pod has its own medication, nutrition, storage, linen and
dirty utility room, as well as a nurses' station for the staff
nurses and care assistants working at that pod.
Our unit features
- An occupational and physical therapy gym that allows rehab
patients to have therapies at the unit. This provides better flow
to their daily routine and facilitates ease of communication
between health care personnel involved in the child's care.
- Two rooms designed to accommodate video epilepsy
Patients range in age from neonates to 22 years. We
occasionally treat young adults. We also provide nursing care for
healthy adults who donate a kidney to one of our pediatric
We work with the "Purple Team," which is one of our general
medical teams composed of residents and attending physicians. We
also work with our subspecialty pediatric medical teams: neurology,
rehab and nephrology.