In the News

February
08,
2019
By Lisa Moyer It can be overwhelming to learn your child or unborn child has a heart condition. That’s why Kansas City’s own Children’s Mercy has developed a full-service cardiology and cardiac surgery program to help families throughout their
February
07,
2019
 By Ariel Rothfield Nayeli Noriega is a nine-month-old who loves to watch people and listen to music. Instead of crawling around at home, she has been in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas
February
05,
2019
By Jesse Hirsch   Fruit juice’s health halo has slipped in recent years, mainly because it packs a lot of sugar and calories. But there’s another, lesser-known health risk with these juices: They may also contain potentially harmful levels of

Our Stories

February
01,
2019
By Dr. Jane Knapp For some both inside and outside Children’s Mercy it may be old news, but there are always people surprised to learn that Children’s Mercy was founded by two women doctors in 1897. Yes, that’s right: doctors. In 1897. They were
January
29,
2019
By Matt Evans Sawyer, who was featured on season two of "Inside Pediatrics," is now a thriving 4-year-old after receiving a heart transplant.   Watch the full story via KMBC 9 Learn more about the Ward Family Heart Center at
January
28,
2019
Children’s Mercy is now enrolling for its research based pre-reading program designed for children 4-6 years of age that have not entered first grade. 'Rhyming to Reading’ teaches early reading skills such as rhyming, sentence awareness, the
January
21,
2019
Dr. John Lantos, Director, Bioethics Center Having a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and facing decisions about life-sustaining treatment can be scary, heartbreaking and overwhelming. Disagreements are not uncommon. Sometimes,

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,