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About Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Built for Kids

U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals

At Children’s Mercy, we believe every kid has amazing potential.

This potential inspires us to offer more leading specialties, to research game-changing innovations, and to provide only the most compassionate, comprehensive care.

Because potential knows no bounds, we are here to help unleash the greatness in every child.

Kids come first at Children’s Mercy. Always have, for more than 125 years. Every day employees work towards our vision:

To create a world of wellbeing for children

And every day our employees strive to fulfill our mission:

Children's Mercy is a leading independent children's health organization dedicated to holistic care, translational research, breakthrough innovation, and educating the next generation of caregivers.

Together, we transform the health, wellbeing and potential of children, with unwavering compassion for those most vulnerable.

More than half a million times a year, we see a child for care. We are able to take care of them and fulfill our non-profit mission, thanks in part to generous individuals, families, businesses and communities. Our world-class child-centered approach and family-centered care comes to life in everything we do.

But we don’t stop there.

The scientists at our Children’s Mercy Research Institute are relentless in their search for answers. We work diligently every single day, making a difference for children today and into the future.

We’re busy training the next generation of health care providers. Thousands of students each year choose to receive their training here alongside our more than 800 doctors, hundreds of allied health professionals and thousands of nurses. 

Our employees are among the top in their fields, helping not only our kids, but children everywhere. The medical community is counting on us, choosing us regularly to write textbooks and lead professional organizations.

Our care does not end at the walls of the hospital. We have outpatient clinics and urgent care centers that ring the Kansas City metro, as well as clinics in cities across Kansas and Missouri. Our staff participates in more than 60 local- and state-level non-profit boards, advisory committees and government agencies. We provide hundreds of millions of dollars in uncompensated care.

All of this adds up to making Children’s Mercy the absolute best place for children’s medical care in the Kansas City region and one of the best anywhere. Don’t just take it from us:

  • US News and World Report ranks us near the top in all the categories it measures.

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded us its most prestigious honor, Magnet Designation, for the fifth time in 2020.

  • More than 80 percent of our patients give us a 9 or 10 (10 being best) in quality of care.

  • We are a “Certified Healthy KC Company,” which recognizes our efforts to create a workplace focused on health and wellness.

But the most important thing to know about us is this: We’re all about children. It’s all we do. And we couldn’t be more honored and proud.

Children's Mercy Provider Ratings

Proud to provide the best care to children and families.

4.78 out of 5
Learn more about our provider ratings.

Read about how we've been helping improve the health and wellbeing of children for more than 120 years.

Our Administration and Board of Directors work alongside employees to ensure the children of our community receive the best care possible.

We are proud to be named one of the best children's hospitals in America by U.S. News and World Report, ranking in 9 pediatric specialties.

Children's Mercy is one of only 302 health care providers nationwide to earn designation as a 2017 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

At Children's Mercy, we treat thousands of patients each year for all kinds of conditions, but every child we care for has a unique story. Discover a few of these stories about our amazing kids.

Our series celebrating our founding sisters and other phenomenal Women of Children’s Mercy.

Advisory Boards are dedicated to helping Children's Mercy Kansas City continue providing the region's best pediatric health care.

The Center for Pediatric Innovation helps to bring Children's Mercy innovations to life, delivering solutions that create a world of wellbeing for all children.

Learn about the remarkable kids we serve and the services we provide to bring the very best care to children and families.

Corporate Compliance is dedicated to assuring that the hospital conducts all activities ethically and in accordance with Federal, State and local guidelines and regulations.

Providing high-quality health care that is patient-centered and equitable requires tailored care and focus on both health care disparities and health literacy.

The Department of Government Relations is the legislative advocate for children’s health at Children's Mercy.

The Children's Mercy Lean System brings consistency and predictability to our work, ensuring we’re patient-centered with every action. Schedule a tour to see our Lean management system in action.

All materials are protected by copyright law and may not be republished or printed for copying or redistribution without the express written permission of Children's Mercy Kansas City.

At Children's Mercy Kansas City, we believe being extraordinary includes taking responsibility for the quality of service we provide.

The Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization provides guidance to Children’s Mercy staff on intellectual property and technology commercialization matters.

The Department of Quality & Safety at Children's Mercy provides a systematic, integrated framework to support and continually improve the quality of patient care.

The Remote Health Solutions team primary goal is to provide personalized, proactive monitoring approaches that can help shift the way pediatric remote care is delivered.

Providing equitable and exceptional health care for our community means seeking a diversity of vendors, including but not limited to businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans and/or LGBTQ.

Systems and procedures to create a more effective relationship with our vendors and to ensure that regulatory compliance is maintained.

The Patient Progression Hub is a 6,000-square-foot hospital operations center that uses artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics and real-time data to optimize care progression and coordination.

Pediatric Pandemic Network

Children's Mercy Kansas City is a member of the Pediatric Pandemic Network, a network that strives to coordinate, prepare, and enable high-quality, equitable, research-based pediatric care in emergencies, disasters and pandemics. The Pediatric Pandemic Network is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).