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COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing and raises many questions. The Children’s Mercy Infectious Diseases team has created a COVID-19 online resource, including answers to frequently asked questions from community physicians and providers. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. 

In addition to information on our website, Children’s Mercy has 24/7 support available to patients and families who have questions about COVID-19 (or another illness/injury) through the Nurse Advice Line.


Children’s Mercy Nurse Advice Line
(816) 234-3188

If a patient receives a COVID-19 test through Children’s Mercy, the family will receive results on the MyChildrensMercy patient portal or through a call from the Urgent Care Follow-Up NurseLine, (816) 960-3000.

Sebastian, a young boy, enjoys ice cream as he celebrates How Sweet It Is to see the USNWR rankings

U.S. News & World Report Recognition – How Sweet It Is

Children’s Mercy has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Our hospital is listed with the best in the country in nine pediatric specialties. Five of our specialties rank among the top 30 nationally this year. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this sweet recognition.

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Ekta Patel, DO

Meet Ekta Patel, DO

Dr. Patel is a neonatologist at Children’s Mercy and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and at the University of Kansas.

She completed a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina after graduating from medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Her clinical and academic interests include cardiac physiology and management, functional echocardiography, ECMO and CRRT.