Dr. Angela Myers and Dr. Jennifer Watts named 'Top Doctors' by Ingram's Magazine
When seeking the latest, most reliable source of information about COVID-19 and kids, whom can you trust? The Kansas City community and the region have come to trust Children’s Mercy physicians Angela Myers, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Watts, MD, MPH. They are visible almost daily with CM employees, in the news and with community physicians, serving as reliable, wise and reassuring interpreters of the latest COVID information for kids.
It’s no wonder these respected leaders are being recognized on the Top Doctors list published by local business magazine Ingram’s in October.
Dr. Myers is the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. She began her journey to become a doctor as a child, when she was diagnosed with bone cancer and treated at Children’s Mercy. Battling cancer in high school and a reoccurrence in college helped solidify her devotion to pediatric medicine. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Myers has used that same fight and determination as an integral part of the task force to manage the Children’s Mercy COVID response and ensure the safety of patients, families and staff.
Dr. Myers has repeatedly used her position and her voice to educate and support our staff, community providers and families. In addition to her steadfast leadership during this unprecedented time, she has continued to see patients and share her knowledge through numerous educational videos and media interviews.
Dr. Watts is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and serves as the hospital’s Chief Emergency Management Medical Officer.
She also participates in numerous physician town hall meetings, providing the latest information to our medical staff and community providers across the region.
Dr. Watts is a key leader for the Children’s Mercy COVID governance team, which meets regularly to mitigate the concerns of our patients and families, staff, providers and community partners. In addition, she is available around the clock to respond to the newest, nearly impossible-to-anticipate COVID-related events.
In May 2020, Dr. Watts and others developed a phased-in plan to safely increase our clinic visits, procedures and surgeries. The group made decisions about health screenings for our employees, mask-wearing in our facilities and visitor restrictions. Dr. Watts and a team also developed best practices for COVID-19 testing, including drive-up testing at several of our locations. She has worked with teams to orchestrate complex operations to vaccinate Children’s Mercy employees, patients, educators and childcare workers.
Congratulations, Dr. Myers and Dr. Watts, on this well-deserved recognition.