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Mosaic Life Care to staff NICU with Pediatric Experts from Children’s Mercy Kansas City

(St. Joseph, Mo.) Mosaic Life Care is partnering with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to provide the highest level of care to newborns in St. Joseph. Beginning this month, neonatal advanced practice registered nurses from Children’s Mercy will be on-site to provide 24/7 support in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Neonatologists also will be available through telemedicine.

Children’s Mercy is the region’s only Level IV NICU and provides neonatal care for the most complex and critically ill newborns. Last year, 42 infants received critical care transport from Mosaic Life Care to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. Now more babies born at Mosaic Life Care will have access to support without leaving the hospital.

“This partnership means our families that require NICU services will have the immediate access to the expertise of neonatal nurse practitioners from Children’s Mercy, working alongside our highly trained staff,” said Adriana Nabors, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-C, Vice President, Mosaic Life Care. “It allows families to stay together if the baby doesn’t have to be transferred, which reduces stress and is cost effective for families, too.”

Steven L. Olsen, MD, FAAP, Interim Division Director, Neonatology Children’s Mercy, will serve as the NICU medical director. The partnership also includes ongoing education and training for staff and access to a collaborative network of other Children’s Mercy partner NICUs for shared learning opportunities.

“We take great pride in bringing our expertise to the community of St. Joseph and surrounding area. Having a newborn child in the NICU can be scary and overwhelming, and our goal is to give parents peace-of-mind, while providing the most advanced, specialized care their child needs,” said Dr. Olsen.

“The goal is to keep families together and in our community, and we’ll be able to do that with the help of Children’s Mercy pediatric expertise and resources. We expect this partnership to bolster our excellent clinical and respiratory staff so we can offer the highest quality care to our newborns,” said Nabors.

About Mosaic Life Care

Mosaic Life Care is a physician-led organization delivering a new kind of health care. To help patients become the healthiest version of themselves, Mosaic Life Care is dedicated to not only treating people when they are sick, but also keeping them healthy. Mosaic Life Care is a past recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and was the first in Missouri to belong to the Mayo Clinic Care Network. To learn more about Mosaic Life Care, visit myMosaicLifeCare.org.

About Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.” For the fourth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to only about 8 percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of more than 700 pediatric subspecialists and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy provides medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information about Children’s Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org. For breaking news and videos, follow us on TwitterYouTube and Facebook.