In the News

March
14,
2019
Jenna Simpson is a child life specialist at Children's Mercy Kansas City and has spearheaded innovative interventions to help patients living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) stay healthy and feel more like other kids. Children with CF can be
March
13,
2019
By Laura Dyrda John Anderson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.), discusses the big trends in spine surgery and where pediatric spine care is headed in the future. Q: What do you think will fade or disappear
March
12,
2019
By Aaron Randle After a long day of filming in southern California, Eric Stonestreet walked about his home as he explained the grueling preparation that goes into being the grand marshal of the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “Well, I’m

Our Stories

March
12,
2019
The help that the Children’s Mercy Human Performance Lab provided Martin, the 5-year-old with cerebral palsy featured recently in Inside Pediatrics Season 3, is available to a wide range of children with neuromuscular and/or gait disorders. The
March
06,
2019
Dr. Naim Mitre, Pediatric Endocrinology The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck and plays an important role in the body. It produces hormones that control brain development and growth in babies, and
March
05,
2019
Kara King had what most would consider a normal pregnancy. She didn’t have any issues beyond the typical morning sickness and her ultrasounds showed no signs of any problems with the baby. It wasn’t until after her son was born she learned he had a
March
04,
2019
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

Press Releases

November
14,
2018
This story started as four separate stories. A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurse at Children’s Mercy who had been family friends with a longtime Children’s Mercy patient, was ready to donate her kidney when the patient needed a
July
26,
2018
KANSAS CITY, MO., July 26, 2018 – Following a 10-month nationwide search, Children’s Mercy Kansas City today announced Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1. Currently, Kempinski serves
June
26,
2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 26, 2018 – Children’s Mercy is once again recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. For the fourth year in a row,