Children's Mercy operates the only burn unit in the region
dedicated solely to pediatric patients.
Patients and their caregivers receive comprehensive care plans
from a multidisciplinary team. In addition, coordinated outpatient
treatments can reduce inpatient length of stay and allow children
to remain in the care of their families.
Children's Mercy serves as the primary referral hospital for
pediatric trauma patients in our region. Injured children under age
17 are preferentially routed to our facility.
Five board-certified pediatric surgeons and a wide variety of
specialists are available to assist our patients.
Children's Mercy Hospital strives to provide the highest quality
care possible. As a result, our mortality rate for pediatric trauma
patients (in 1997) was less than the national average.
Mortality for Pediatric Trauma Patients
Children's Mercy Hospital 3.0%
National Average 3.2%
By using non-surgical interventions to treat abdominal trauma,
our physicians have been able to reduce costs, surgical
complications and length of stay for patients with liver and spleen