The Children's Mercy South
inpatient unit is a medical/surgical unit, providing care for minor
surgery, general medical and patients with viral or bacterial
Common diagnoses include:
- Gastro-esophageal reflux
- Failure to thrive
- Cleft lip and pallet repair
We are a 50-bed unit, including a four-bed outpatient sleep lab.
Four of our patient rooms are double occupancy to accommodate
siblings. Four more of our rooms are negative flow
isolation rooms to accommodate airborn illnesses.
Patients range in age from neonates to age 18.
We work with Hospitalists who are on the unit for 12-hour shifts
and have 24-hour coverage. These physicians make rounds at
least twice daily and work closely with the nursing staff.