Clinic visits and procedures
All clinics and the surgery department have begun a phased-in approach to reschedule postponed appointments and schedule new appointments. Some areas will be ramping up more quickly than others based on several factors. We believe that, by greatly increasing our use of telemedicine and reducing the number of in-person visits happening at one time, we can keep our families and staff safe, while also remaining accessible to the children who need our services.
We have already begun to increase the number of surgeries we are performing, with a focus on medically urgent procedures. We will continue to slowly increase the number of cases per day, monitoring closely for safety. 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.