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Kansas City, Mo. – Jan. 11, 2018 – Two of Kansas City’s iconic families today transformed the future of pediatric research – as well as the city’s downtown skyline – by joining together to donate $150 million to Children’s Mercy Kansas City. In today’s announcement, which totals the largest one-time gift ever made to a children’s hospital for pediatric research, the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation each donated $75 million to kickstart the construction of the future home of the Children’s Research Institute and accelerate the recruitment of top researchers from around the globe.

“In addition to exceptional clinical care, Children’s Mercy has always placed an emphasis on research and education to transform the future of pediatrics,” said Randall L. O’Donnell, PhD, President and CEO of Children’s Mercy Kansas City....

In the News

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January
15,
2018
By Tara Haelle After three years, teens with severe obesity who underwent stomach reduction surgery to lose weight also significantly improved their heart health. A study published in Pediatrics shows that blood pressure, cholesterol,
January
10,
2018
Mason was complaining of a headache. His mom thought, well, her 8-year-old been out in the sun all day. No big deal, she thought. Kids get headaches sometimes. But the next day, when Mason began drooling and had trouble talking... she and
January
09,
2018
by Barbara Shelly Like every dieter, the Kansas City region has made its share of resolutions. We would, collectively, move more and consume less. We would cut down on barbecue and stock up on vegetables. Most significantly, we would halt the

Our Stories

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January
16,
2018
Jamie Neal Lewis, Nurse Practitioner, Nephrology Bedwetting is a common childhood problem, which affects 5-7 million children in the United States each year. By age 7, about 5-10 percent of all children are still wet at night. While 15 percent of
January
12,
2018
Dr. Bradley Warady, Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology When I started practicing medicine more than three decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a doctor to merely tell his patient – this is what you need to do to get better- and
January
02,
2018
The Children’s Mercy Experimental Therapeutics Program merges the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation with Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation to design clinical trials for
December
14,
2017
By Dr. Shayla Sullivant The impact of teen suicide—the second leading cause of death in teens—hit close to home for those of us at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in November 2014 when two local high school athletes died by

Press Releases

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December
21,
2017
Effective Tuesday, Dec. 26, visitor restrictions for children 12 years old and younger will go into effect for inpatient units at Children’s Mercy and Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas due to the community experiencing an increase in
December
14,
2017
Jonathan Wagner, DO, Children’s Mercy Pediatric Cardiologist and Clinical Pharmacologist, has been selected as a KL2 Clinical Research Scholar by Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. This award provides
September
25,
2017
When a child is sick or injured, the care that local EMTs and paramedics provide can mean the difference between life and death. But the critical information that local first responders gather in the field or during transport doesn’t always