In the News

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August
13,
2018
By Katie Smith Before our children begin the school year, there are certain vaccinations they should have, depending on the grade they're starting. While no one's really a fan of shots, we know they're for our kids' own protection
August
10,
2018
By Julia Howell Brett Matlock realized people of color hold a low presence in the nation’s bone marrow registries when his 5-year-old son, Josiah, had a relapse in leukemia treatment and needed to find a donor. According to the Be A Match Bone
August
10,
2018
By Wynn St. Clair When George Phillips’ son was 17 months old, he noticed a lump on the back of the boy’s head and realized it was a swollen lymph node. It was the first sign his son, Carter, had leukemia. Within 36 hours, Carter had

Our Stories

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August
15,
2018
With kids heading back to school, we know mornings can be chaotic trying to get everyone up, ready and out the door on time. It’s important though to make sure they are starting the day right by fueling their body for the day with a healthy
August
13,
2018
Brad Winfrey, Manager of the Center for Childhood Safety and Injury Prevention Most childhood injuries can be prevented, and knowing how to prevent an accident is key to keeping children safe. We’ve all been taught the basics. Buckle-up in the
August
07,
2018
An ACL injury can be devastating for a student athlete. The clinicians at the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy are dedicated to helping reduce the risk of ACL injury with these recommendations: Play multiple sports. Participating in
August
06,
2018
Dr. Shayla Sullivant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist When a student athlete gets injured it can turn their world upside down and impact their emotional state. In our society, there’s an expectation that athletes need to be strong and hide

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