Children’s Mercy is proud to have earned recognition from a number of local, national and international organizations. Here are some of the honors we’ve recently received.
America's Best-In-State Employers
Children's Mercy Kansas City has earned Forbes' "America's Best-In-State Employers Missouri" designation by ranking among the final list of employers that received the most recommendations. The list was divided into 51 rankings—one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia—and was compiled by surveying 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Children's Mercy ranked second for the best employer in the state of Missouri.
Best Companies to Work For
Children’s Mercy Kansas City has earned Ingram’s “Best Companies to Work For” designation that spotlights companies that have created the best workplaces in the region through a strategic mix of compensation, benefits and organizational culture. This program showcases local workplaces that have won the loyalty of their employees and the respect of the business community.
Healthcare Equality Index
Children’s Mercy has earned “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation by receiving a top score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
HEI is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of our LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
Platinum Level Healthy KC Certified
Children's Mercy earned the 2022 - 2023 Platinum Level Healthy KC Certified, the highest level of certification within the program. The award is based on the five pillars of healthy living: Healthy eating, active living, tobacco cessation, work-life integration and design-built environment.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City has earned nursing’s highest honor, Magnet® Designation, five times. Only 8% of all hospitals receive this designation.
The The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition within nursing of professional nursing practice.
Level 1 Children's Surgery Center
Children’s Mercy is one of only ten centers in the nation to be verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center — the highest possible rating — by the American College of Surgeons. This verification means Children's Mercy meets the highest standards for safety and outcomes determined by the American College of Surgeons. Our surgical care is designed to manage routine to highly complex illnesses. We also have experts in every pediatric specialty ready to go at all times to provide comprehensive care for kids.
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