Children’s Mercy Kansas City joins The WorldCare Consortium™. Children’s Mercy is ranked as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” in all 10 specialties rated by U.S. News & World Report and has received Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services four consecutive times. Children’s Mercy is one of only 10 institutions in the world to be verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center. They have also received distinction from the National Council on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home and Distinction in Behavioral Health. These honors, as well as numerous subspecialty certifications, demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest level of care to children.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is home to the first pediatric genomic medicine center in a children’s hospital and the largest pediatric clinical pharmacology program in North America. These services are integrated into their subspecialty care, putting them at the forefront of personalized medicine and individualized therapeutics in areas such as oncology, nephrology, heart, neonatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, developmental medicine, rheumatology, and asthma/allergy. Their pediatric surgery program is an international research leader through their Center for Prospective Clinical Trials and academically is responsible for the leading pediatric surgery textbook, Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery. An institutional commitment to innovation and research at Children’s Mercy is leading to breakthrough outcomes, such as their CHAMP program for children with single ventricle heart disease, which received a Microsoft Health Innovation Award in 2017.
Children’s Mercy is a special hospital in the Heartland of the United States where you can find both world-class pediatric care and the home away from home your family needs during one of life’s most challenging experiences. Their compassionate, renowned staff works with commitment and the heart for which their geography is named to remove cultural, language, and distance barriers.
The family-centered approach is what they are known for at Children’s Mercy, evidenced by their large Child Life staff whose only goal is to ensure your child’s comfort. For families traveling great distances to help their children, this unique brand of care makes all the difference. In their 120-year history, this special blend of compassion and pediatric expertise has transformed countless lives both here in the center of the US and around the world.