With outstanding patient care, innovative programs and promising research, the Division of Pediatric Neonatology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is redefining pediatric medicine by improving treatments and achieving better outcomes for children facing chronic lung disease, birth defects or complications of prematurity. And our Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center, developed in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, provides on-site delivery service for infants born with complex fetal anomalies.
Our 74-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care nursery (ICN) — the only Level IV nursery in the region — is staffed by approximately 25 neonatologists, two pediatricians, and a developmental psychologist who work with approximately 55 neonatal nurse practitioners and 170 registered nurses to continue the hospital's long tradition of providing the finest neonatal care available. This neonatal expertise is supported by more than 400 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists employed by Children's Mercy, giving critically ill newborns onsite access to the care they need to survive and thrive.
- We are one of only 18 centers in the country to be selected to participate in the prestigious National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver Neonatal Research Network.
- Our Center for Infant Pulmonary Disorders is leading research focused on improving pulmonary and cardiac outcomes, enhancing quality of life for newborns around the world.
- Our Infant Home Ventilator Program is one of the largest of its kind and maintains a survival rate of greater than 90 percent for high-risk patients with chronic respiratory failure.