Children's Mercy operates the only designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and the only burn unit devoted exclusively to pediatric patients between St. Louis and Denver.
Our Burn and Trauma Staff includes board-certified surgeons and pediatric-trained specialists who are available 24 hours per day. Our outcomes for pediatric trauma patients are above the national average.
Our team offers a full range of burn and trauma services, from initial treatment to post-discharge follow-up. Staff includes:
Surgeons, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff who are specialists in burn care.
Physical therapists and occupational therapists who monitor exercises and positioning.
Nutritionists who minimize weight loss and oversee dietary needs to promote healing.
Child life specialists who provide emotional support.
Social workers who facilitate support throughout the community.
- A psychologist offering comprehensive psychological needs for acute and long term care.