Why Your Gift Matters
Why Your Gift Matters

Giving to Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is a direct way to support the care we provide our patients. Your gifts help save lives, develop new treatments and comfort families who turn to Children's Mercy for the best pediatric care in the region. 

Meeting a Growing Need

During the past five years, Children's Mercy has seen a 21 percent increase in outpatient visits and a 28 percent increase in emergency and urgent care visits. The support of our giving community allows us to meet these increasing needs and expand access to quality care.  

Numbers from the past year:

  • Outpatient Visits - more than 370,000
  • Inpatient Care Admissions - nearly 15,000
  • Emergency/Urgent Care Visits - nearly 147,000
  • Diagnostic Procedures - more than 69,000

Innovating New Treatments

We continue to expand research efforts and pursue new treatments in cardiac care, nephrology, cancer and pediatric genomic medicine. By providing local access to cutting-edge research and clinical trials, families are able to stay together and children can lead normal lives without the interruption of constant travel and extended stays away from home.

Expanding Care

Generous gifts are also helping us bring quality care to more children throughout the region. We continue to expand clinical services at each of our locations. Recently, we celebrated the opening of Children's Mercy East, which allows us to serve thousands of children in Eastern Jackson County.

Expanded services from the past year include:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastoenterology
  • Hearing and Speech
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lab Services
  • Radiology

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