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Kansas City,
21
June
2016

Children's Mercy Ranked as one of Nation's Top Pediatric Hospitals

Hospital ranked in all 10 specialties by U.S. News and World Report

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For the fourth year, Children’s Mercy is once again recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Children’s Mercy is listed among the best in the nation in all 10 pediatric specialties included in the nationwide survey.

Those pediatric specialties include: cancer, cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

This year, U.S. News surveyed more than 180 pediatric centers to gather clinical and operational data. This data was then combined with results from a reputational survey in which board-certified pediatric specialists representing the 10 specialties were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

“Being listed again this year among the nation’s best - in all 10 specialties – clearly affirms that the Kansas City region has one of the best children’s hospitals,” says Dr. Randall O’Donnell, President and CEO of Children’s Mercy. “The whole hospital and all its employees are a part of what makes us outstanding. And we aren’t done yet. Much more can and will be accomplished as we practice, teach and research the best ways to deliver quality pediatric care and provide the best outcomes for our patients and families, today and in the future.”

The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.