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Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas is the Kansas hospital for kids

Children's Mercy South renamed Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas

Overland Park, Kan., Nov. 12, 2015 – Today Children’s Mercy announced that its Children’s Mercy South location will be renamed Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas to better reflect the comprehensive pediatric care the hospital provides not just to kids in Johnson County, but to kids across the state.

Children’s Mercy, a not-for-profit hospital serving children from birth through the age of 21, has a proven 118-year track record of providing nationally recognized healthcare for children in the region while keeping them closer to home. That is especially true in Kansas, where last year, there were more than 292,000 visits to Children’s Mercy by kids from 102 of the 105 counties in Kansas. Nearly 85,000 of those visits were here at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas.

“Nearly 30 years ago, we opened our first clinics in Kansas to better serve our neighbors. Now, this hospital is the hub for pediatric care across the state. Our new name more aptly reflects our continued commitment and dedication to serve the state of Kansas,” said Dr. Randall L. O’Donnell, PhD, President and CEO of Children’s Mercy. “Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas, along with the eight clinic locations throughout the state, ensures that all children in Kansas have access to the highest quality pediatric care, and we will continue to expand services and facilities to serve that mission.”

Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas offers comprehensive services right in the heart of Johnson County, including the only Emergency Department staffed entirely by pediatric physicians and nurses. Patients can undergo same-day surgery with a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists, working in surgery suites equipped specifically for children. The hospital and clinics on campus offer more than 30 pediatric subspecialty clinics, and onsite ground and air transport expands the hospital’s reach to every corner of the state and beyond.

“We know our families expect quality care, and they also want convenient care. We’re able to offer them the best of both worlds,” said Marshaun Butler, Vice President, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas and Regional Medical Practices. “Expanding our access more than ever, we’re now offering Saturday appointments in our clinics and after-hours scheduling over the phone.”

To better serve the kids of Kansas, Children’s Mercy recently opened its Blue Valley location at 135th and Metcalf. The site includes an Urgent Care Center and the Center for Sports Medicine, which features a state-of-the-art gym for physical therapy related to sports injuries.

In Kansas City, Kansas, Children’s Mercy West is a primary care clinic recognized as a patient-centered medical home for children, many of whom might otherwise go without medical care.

Across the state, children can be seen in Children’s Mercy clinics in Wichita, Junction City, Great Bend, Parsons, Pittsburg and Salina; many Kansas families also receive care in Missouri locations such as Children’s Mercy Adele Hall Campus, St. Joseph and Joplin.