The general medical nursing unit
at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is at "3 Henson."
The unit specializes in treating children with infectious
Our common winter diagnoses include:
- Asthma exacerbation
- Seizure disorders
Our common summer diagnoses include:
- Febrile illness
- Superinfected or complications of Chicken Pox
It is a 16-bed unit featuring:
- Rooms with negative air pressure to isolate airborne diseases.
All rooms can be isolation rooms.
- Two rooms contain anterooms, which have double doors and a
special ventilation system. These rooms are used for highly
contagious diseases or special-isolation circumstances (i.e. TB or
- All patient rooms are private.
3 Henson cares for two to eight low-acuity ICN patients as
needed depending on ICN patient census. These patients remain under
the care of neonatology service.
We also staff 3 West, an inpatient 12-bed unit caring for
general medical/surgical patients. This unit is typically
open 24/7 and works with the Silver team as well as
resident teams. The "Silver Team," a general medical team composed
of hospitalists (physicians) and advanced practice registered
Our patients range in age from neonates to 21 years.