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Children's Mercy East Opens Its Doors In Eastern Jackson County

Children's Mercy completes its "circle of care"


KANSAS CITY, Mo., Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics expands to meet community needs in Eastern Jackson County by opening Children's Mercy East, 20300 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, Mo.

Today, the three-story, 55,000 square-foot facility, was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the new facility by Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, Independence Mayor Don Reimel, Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross, and Lee's Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads.

Children's Mercy East, which opens to patients on October 22, includes laboratory space, radiology services and 20 exam rooms for the following outpatient clinics: Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hearing and Speech, Neurology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine, Edward G. and Katherine Mader Urgent Care Center, Imaging and Radiology, and Outpatient Laboratory.

"In 2011, nearly 23,000 children from Eastern Jackson County made more than 75,000 visits to Children's Mercy. That is more than 206 visits per day, so we knew there was a need in this area," says Jo Stueve, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Children's Mercy Hospital. "We're excited that Children's Mercy East will make our first-class pediatric care available in each corner of the Kansas City metro area. Now, the children and families living in this part of the community will have access closer to home, which is so important."

Children's Mercy East will offer urgent care at the Edward G. and Kathryn E. Mader Urgent Care Center from noon to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Specialty clinics will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but not all clinics will be offered on all days.

Children's Mercy East joins Children's Mercy South and Children's Mercy College Boulevard Clinics in Overland Park, Kan.; Children's Mercy West/The Cordell Meeks Clinic in Kansas City, Kan.; and Children's Mercy Northland in Kansas City, Mo., to complement the full array of pediatric services available on Hospital Hill at Children's Mercy Hospital and the Hall Family Outpatient Center and Children's Mercy Clinics on Broadway, all in Kansas City, Mo.

Children's Mercy East will host a community open house with family activities and tours of the new facility on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

About Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 333-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" and recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more information about Children's Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org or download our mobile phone app CMH4YOU for all phone types. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.