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Children's Mercy Kansas City Recognized as a Top Pediatric Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Ranking in 10 of 10 Pediatric Specialties

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is proud to once again be recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Children’s Mercy is listed with the best in the country in multiple pediatric specialties.

U.S. News surveyed nearly 200 pediatric hospitals. Seven Children’s Mercy specialties rank among the top 25 nationally this year, with the Nephrology team seeing its highest ranking at #4. Nine of our specialties finished higher than one year ago.

Children’s Mercy specialties’ rankings:

·       Nephrology/Kidney (#4)

·       Neonatology/Neonatal Care (#14)

·       Urology (#17)

·       Neurology & Neurosurgery (#18)

·       Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#19)

·       Diabetes & Endocrinology (#22)

·       Pulmonology/Respiratory Disorders (#24)

·       Gastroenterology/Digestive Disorders (#28)

·       Orthopedics (#30)

·       Cancer (#34)

“Being ranked in all 10 specialties is not an easy task, especially when considering the relentless stress that COVID-19 put on our organization last year,” said Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Mercy. “To be among the top institutions in the nation speaks volumes about our expertise, outcomes and reputation, but also about our resiliency and resolve to provide the highest-quality care to our patients and their families, during even the most tumultuous of times.”

In surveying the pediatric centers, U.S. News gathered clinical and operation data. This data was then combined with results from a reputational survey in which board-certified pediatric specialists were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

Those pediatric specialties consist of: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and digestive disorders; neonatology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics, pulmonology and respiratory disorders; and urology.   


The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.