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For the third straight year, Children's Mercy Ranks in all 10 Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

For the third straight year, and the fifth time in the last seven years, Children’s Mercy is once again recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017-18 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Children’s Mercy is listed among the best in the nation in all 10 pediatric specialties included in the survey.

Those pediatric specialties include: cancer, cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

This year, U.S. News surveyed more than 180 pediatric centers to gather clinical and operational data. This data was then combined with results from a reputational survey in which board-certified pediatric specialists representing the 10 areas were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

“Being listed again this year among the nation’s best - in all 10 specialties – is an achievement that clearly shows that the Kansas City region has one of the best children’s hospitals anywhere,” says Dr. Randall L. O’Donnell, President and CEO of Children’s Mercy. “For 120 years our pediatric specialists and pediatric nurses have been dedicated to finding answers for children and their families. But I also believe that after all that time, we’re just getting started. So much more can be done as we continue to practice, teach and especially to research ways to provide the best outcomes for patients in our area and all around the world.”


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