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Lee's Summit Lifestyle: Whole Hearted Care

By Lisa Moyer

It can be overwhelming to learn your child or unborn child has a heart condition. That’s why Kansas City’s own Children’s Mercy has developed a full-service cardiology and cardiac surgery program to help families throughout their journey.

“We consider it a privilege to provide care for children and families during some of their most difficult and stressful times,” says Alison Bender, administrative director of the Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy. “We are ready to provide top-ranked, comprehensive care for children with any type of heart condition.”

In the most recent U.S. News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list, the Cardiology and Heart Surgery program at Children’s Mercy was ranked in the nation’s top 15 percent of nearly 200 children’s hospitals surveyed.

“Our team of 35 pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons, together with specially trained nurses and staff members, work tirelessly to give children the best possible care and outcomes,” Bender says. “The size and scope of our program means we’re always ready to care for children, no matter how rare or complex their need.”

Because children with heart problems often have other health conditions, the heart center team works closely with the hundreds of pediatric subspecialists available at Children’s Mercy. Having specialists work closely together helps ensure a comprehensive care plan throughout each patient’s journey.


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