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Children's Mercy Recognized as a Top Pediatric Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

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 2021-2022 “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 this year. Five Children’s Mercy specialties rank among the top 30 nationally this year, with the Nephrology team leading the way at #10, the 11th straight year to be in the top 10. The Children’s Mercy Cancer team, at #28, also improved its ranking for the fourth straight year, the longest streak since Children’s Mercy started participating in the survey in 2008.

Children’s Mercy specialties’ rankings, with one in the nation’s top 10:

  • Nephrology (#10)
  • Urology (#19)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#24)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#25)
  • Cancer (#28)
  • Orthopedics (#31)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#32)
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#37)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#38)

“These results speak volumes about our expertise, outcomes and reputation,” said Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Mercy. “They are also a direct reflection on every Children’s Mercy employee and their commitment to our patients and their families, especially during a year that forever will be remembered for a devastating worldwide pandemic.”

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 GI surgery; neonatology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics, pulmonology; and urology.


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