Here is an update on the status of major expansion projects under way at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.
It is gratifying that through strong support from our community and employees, Children's Mercy continues to add the space required to care for the growing number of children who need us," said Jo Stueve, Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer. "We will keep looking for ways to manage our resources wisely in a challenging economy so that we can continue necessary expansion that allows us to meet the demand for our clinical, research and teaching expertise."
||The Elizabeth Ann Hall Patient Tower At Children's Mercy Hospital
The new tower includes state-of-the-art facilities for our Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center, which provides prenatal care, delivery services and neonatal subspecialty care for infants with complex birth defects. The center includes two specialized delivery/operating rooms and four labor and recovery rooms, plus a bridge to Truman Medical Center. The Hall Tower also includes an enhanced, expanded new Cancer Center and an expansion of our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The new tower also added 72 inpatient beds, bringing the hospital's total capacity to 335. Lisa Barth Interfaith Chapel and Garden
The Hall Tower also includes the Lisa Barth Interfaith Chapel and Garden, which includes a library, family gathering room, outdoor garden and more.
||Children's Mercy East-Independence, Mo.
Children's Mercy East, a three-story, 55,000 square-foot building located at near the corner of I-70 and Little Blue Parkway, opened in October 2012. Approximately 12 percent of all outpatient visits and 10 percent of all emergency room and urgent care visits made to Children's Mercy are by families who live in eastern Jackson County. Children's Mercy East is bringing our state-of-the-art pediatric subspecialty care to those families, it includes subspecialty clinics, the Edward G. and Kathryn E. Mader Urgent Care Center, plus radiology and laboratory services.
||Children's Mercy Clinics on Broadway
3101 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
In 2010, Children's Mercy bought the 10-story building on the southeast corner of Broadway and 31st Street, just two miles from Children's Mercy Hospital. It includes the Pediatric Care Clinic (PCC), the Teen Clinic, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Endocrine, Ophthalmology, and physician offices.
Outpatient visits to the specialty clinics at Children's Mercy have increased by an average of 10 percent every year for the past 10 years. The purchase and renovation of the Broadway building allowed CMH to expand clinic capacity to better meet this growing demand for our services and provide additional space more quickly than new construction would provide.
||Children's Mercy South-Overland Park, Kan.
The Tom Watson Emergency Department at Children's Mercy South opened in October 2011, providing the only full-time pediatric emergency service Kansas and the only pediatric emergency service in the southern half of metropolitan Kansas City.
Expansion continued in January with the opening of Children's Mercy Urgent Care College Boulevard on the first floor of the building.
||Children's Mercy Northland - Hearing and Speech
501 N. W. Barry Road
Kansas City, Mo.
Construction on Children's Mercy Northland Hearing and Speech/Ultrasound facilities has been completed and move-in is expected this month. The new facilities include three therapy rooms and an observation room that also can be used as a therapy room.
Truman Medical Center Buildings
Four buildings on Hospital Hill will transfer in phases over the next 26 months from Truman Medical Centers to Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics.
The sales will follow a Hospital Hill master site plan that allows Children’s Mercy to expand west of Holmes Street and gives Truman more opportunity to expand east of Holmes.
- The purchase of the Diagnostic and Treatment Center was finalized June 28 building at 660 E. 24th St., which houses an eye clinic that will move in May to the sixth floor of a Hospital Hill Center building.
- The Eye Foundation of Kansas City building at 2300 Holmes St., which will changed hands on Sept. 1. Eye Foundation offices will move elsewhere on the Truman Hospital Hill and Lakewood campuses.
- The DaVita Dialysis Hospital Hill building, 2250 Holmes St., which is leased by the dialysis services company. It has until January 2015 to move to a different location.
- The TMC Health Sciences building, 2220 Holmes St., which houses Truman’s human resources, security, occupational health, wellness and fitness departments. It isn’t scheduled to change hands until May 2016.