In the News

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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
August
09,
2018
By Elise Reuter After more than 25 years under CEO Randall O’Donnell’s leadership, Children’s Mercy will gain a new leader whose civic connection, devotion to patients and deftness with big projects will mirror his predecessor's. Paul
July
31,
2018
By Jane E Brody Eating disorders pose serious hazards to adolescents and young adults and are often hidden from family, friends and even doctors, sometimes until the disorders cause lasting health damage and have become highly resistant to

Our Stories

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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
August
01,
2018
Telemedicine has moved well beyond novelty status. The American Telemedicine Association describes telemedicine as, “a significant and rapidly growing component of health care in the United States,” with more than 200 telemedicine networks and 3,500
July
30,
2018
Except for some unusual bluish pigmented spots around his mouth and lips, Toby Nguyen seemed like a healthy child until age 6. That was when the Warrensburg boy began experiencing excruciating stomach pain and vomiting every time he tried to

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