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How Sweet It Is!

Children’s Mercy has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this sweet recognition.

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Axton, a young girl, enjoys ice cream to celebrate the recognition that Children's Mercy has received.

Children’s Mercy recognized as a top pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Our hospital is listed with the best in the country in nine pediatric specialties. Five of our specialties rank among the top 30 nationally this year.

Read about our rankings
Baby Jaciel Ceballas Lemus laying in a crib, wearing a yellow and gray outfit, and his hands are bandaged.

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex: Jaciel’s Story

Jaciel Ceballos Lemus was diagnosed with a rare genetic skin disorder after he was born without skin on the palms of his hands and soles of his feet. With dedicated support from his family and medical team, Jaciel’s skin has healed and he’s home for the first time since his birth.

Meet Jaciel
Mashed strawberries being strained into a glass jar.

Science for Kids: How to Extract DNA from a Strawberry

All living things have DNA – humans, plants, animals and even the food you eat. Turn your kitchen into a science lab this summer by extracting DNA from a strawberry and see how fun science can be!

Learn how to extract strawberry DNA
Boy with a walker wearing an illustrated construction hard hat with illustrated construction vehicles in the background.

Get Ready. Get Set. DREAM BIG!

Join us for a family-friendly walk, festival and celebration to
rally our community and raise funds on Sept. 25. With your
help, any dream — big or small — can become a reality.

Register now for Dream Big Day