The Division of Pediatric Neonatology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides the latest treatment options 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.
With more than 60 beds, our Level IV neonatal intensive care nursery (ICN) — the only Level IV nursery in the region — is staffed by more than 20 neonatologists with a wide variety of clinical and research interests, more than 60 neonatal nurse practitioners, and more than 250 registered nurses.. Families also benefit from the support of social workers, nutrition specialists, a lactation team, respiratory technicians, and pharmacists. This neonatal expertise is supported by more than 400 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists employed by Children's Mercy.
- 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.