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November
07,
2018
By Rachael Zimlich Finding a way to incorporate normal, healthy sports and exercise with safety in children with bleeding disorders can be tricky, but it can be done. Shannon Carpenter, MD, MS, FAAP, professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
November
05,
2018
By Emily Welsh Now a new drug just approved by the FDA promises to cut down the length and severity of the flu. Xofluza is the first new flu treatment on the market in two decades. “So a lot of excitement around it to have a new drug after
November
01,
2018
​By Keleigh Gibbs Even the smallest ghosts and goblins in Kansas City got to celebrate Halloween on Wednesday. Doctors, nurses and hospital staff at Children’s Mercy made sure no young ones went without treats. “We just treat it as a

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November
12,
2018
Goldie Benz, DNP, FNP-BC, Advanced Practice RN III in the division of Hematology, Oncology and BMT The next time you take your child to the doctor’s office, your appointment may be with a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners play an essential
November
12,
2018
When a child has a cold, sore throat or a virus, it usually means a trip to the doctor’s office or urgent care. As parents, we expect the provider to write a prescription for an antibiotic to help our child feel better as quickly as possible, but
November
08,
2018
More than 700 people attended the NICU Reunion this year held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Kansas City Zoo. It was a great opportunity for families to connect with Children's Mercy staff. Lunch was served and there were educational activities for
November
02,
2018
Diane Rash, manager, APRN, Surgery and Burn Nearly 250,000 children are seriously burned and need medical attention in the U.S. every year. I’ve been an APRN for more than 18 years and the most common childhood burns hasn’t changed over the 15

Press Releases

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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,
May
31,
2018
Washington, DC (May 30, 2018) -- The American Academy of Nursing today expressed its support for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) celebration of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2018. With a theme focused on the direct impact that tobacco use