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Built for Kids

Children aren't just little adults. They require specialized care that can only be offered by doctors, nurses and staff who are trained in pediatrics. Children’s Mercy is built for kids.

Our more than 8,600 caring experts work hard every day to provide the best care possible to kids in our community. That hard work and dedication is frequently recognized by both local and national organizations.

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 proud to have earned recognition from numerous local, national and international organizations.

Celebrating Major Milestones in FY23.

Built on Excellence

Working together, our multidisciplinary care teams have one shared goal – helping our kids get back to building big dreams.

The Brendan Tripp Elam Transplant Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City specializes in pediatric heart, liver and kidney transplants as well as multi-organ transplants like heart-liver, heart-kidney and liver-kidney. The Center is one of the nation’s top pediatric solid organ transplant centers with leading survival rates.

Children’s Mercy is home to the region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Level IV is the highest level of NICU, designating that the most comprehensive care is available to newborns who need it most.

The Ward Family Heart Center provides comprehensive care for children with all types of heart conditions. Our team is always ready to care for your child, no matter how rare their condition – with outcomes that continue to surpass national average.

Built on Research

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with multidisciplinary teams at the point of care while bringing together nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation.

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute is undertaking a research initiative to build a first-of-its-kind pediatric data repository to facilitate the search for answers and novel treatments for pediatric genetic conditions. With more than 1,600 rare disease diagnoses repository is delivering answer and enabling new treatments.

Built on Innovation

Children’s Mercy has been at the forefront of innovation since our founding sisters Alice Berry Graham and Katharine Berry Richardson felt compassion for Kansas City’s neediest children. The Center for Pediatric Innovation was established in 2015 to help innovate new solutions to transform the health, wellbeing and potential of children.

The CHAMP® App is a mobile application developed by Children’s Mercy Kansas City that can be used by parents or caregivers to send information electronically to the home monitoring team. The home monitoring team is able to access the information through a provider web portal.