Children's Mercy a key partner in National Cancer Institute designation
Children's Mercy signs agreements with Chinese hospital
Life-long patient bids bittersweet farewell to Children'sMercy
Children's Mercy joins nationwide effort to improve quality
Scores from Children's Mercy on Best Doctors list
Turn up the heat! Yes, you can exercise in cold weather
Tom Watson Emergency Room open sat Children's Mercy South
Anxiety, fear and phobia: Helping Your Child Cope
Relive the fun and excitement of Big Slick, all for a great cause: our kids!
Take a timeout: How to prevent injuries of overuse
It's not too late! How to catch up on missed immunizations
New Year's Resolution: Fit Kids begin with Fit Families
Children's Mercy aids study into heartburn medication for asthma
Navigating the grocery store: How to shop wisely
Family's hopes for second 'bubble boy' rest at Children's Mercy
An attitude of graditude: Giving thanks all year long
How to avoid accidents in the kitchen
Get a Jump Start with 'Rhyming to Reading' program
Helping teens manage their own health care
Medication disposal: How to deal with old or unusable medication
Flu season has arrived
How to dispose of outdated or unusable medication
Patient thanks Children's Mercy with 'story of sound' in his life
Pediatric Podcalls: Should God go with You to the Doctor?
The eyes have it! Preparing for the first vision exam
Telemedicine extending reach of Children's Mercy
Registration opens for Certificate Course in Pediatric Bioethics
Children's Mercy doctor takes post on key EPA committee
Does spanking do more harm than good? Study says yes
Slueth doctors solve mystery of author Margaret Mitchell
New services for children and families: Urgent Care College Boulvard opens
UPI: Children's Mercy computer program can help spot child abuse
Children's Mercy Physician Selected for Key Appointments with
American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Allergy,
Asthma & Immunology
APP: The Perfect Storm for Childhood Obesity - media, advertising,
Golf Tournament raises $300,000 for Children's
'Medical Mondays' series begins with health and safety tips
Summer travel safety: Keep a focus on children
Children's Mercy helps mend children from Joplin
Children's Mercy study in Archives finds "improved
recognition of medical futility"
Back to school already?
Time to reset children's clocks
Excessive heat is bad news for allergy sufferers,
On the go? No excuse not to eat
Back-to-school time means
back-to-bed time, too
Children's Mercy doctor chosen for top post at
Top 10 reasons for children's hospitalizations
US News picks top docs: 10 from Children's Mercy on list
Get ready to run: Kids
Marathon and KC Marathon announced
Study shows car seats may contain toxins, Children's Mercy doctor
Fear not: Here's help for
Video series features tips for
backpack safety and at-desk posture
of Purple Crying' program targets child abuse
Children's Mercy works with nationwide consortium to create a
Joplin tornado survivor heads home
Fall allergies are nothing to sneeze at!
S.T.A.R Power Healthy Play Day
on Sept. 10: It's Free! It's Fun! It's Healthy!
Video: Ending he itch of
Parents don't view obesity as serious as other medical
Get ready to run: Kids Marathon and KC Marathon set for Oct.
Safe Travel for Child Care workshop offered Sept. 21
Beware of door-to-door sales claiming to benefit Children's
Heat-related illness among
topics at Coaches Conference
Video: Ending the itch of autumn
Fall sports season is here: AAP says common sense can make play
Children's Mercy Center for Sports Medicine
Navigating romantic landscape can be especially tough for
Conference offered for medical professionals: What's new in
Pediatric Emergency Medicine?
Is bedtime a nightmare? Helping
your child tame the demons of the night
Podcast series on children's issues:
Is is wrong to skip vaccinations?
Ready, Set, Breakfast! Making
the most of the most important meal of the day
Children's Mercy joins nationwide quality network for healthy
What parents can do if their
child is a bully
'Rhyming to Reading' uses sight, hearing and touch to increase
Time for flu shots is here. 'Regular' season expected
Nurses' Kaleidoscope blog
features help with bullies at work
Video series asks: What can
parents can do if their child is a bully?
Get ready to run! KC
Marathon/Kids Marathon almost here
Ease the fear: Talking to your
children about vaccinations
Infection-prevention collaborative saves lives, reduces
Study: Pediatric burns heal with fewer treatments
View Children's Mercy research abstract
Experts offer tips on how to
Emergency Room, named for Tom Watson, will open at Children's Mercy
Children's Mercy joins nationwide healthy weight network
Parents get tough questions answered in new podcast series with
pediatric health experts
Children's Mercy applauds efforts toward 'antimicrobial
Program helps pros distinguish accidents from abuse
Keep your ghouls safe: Halloween
on electronics? How to get the whole family to unplug
Doctors reluctant to treat unvacinnated children
Children's Mercy and KU Med Establish New Center
for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition
Most overweight children receive no follow-up instructions from
Children's Mercy Establishes New Integrated
Pediatric Network to Coordinate Care for Pediatric Medicaid
Stick it to me!
Benefits of flu vaccine
Holiday Windows on Main showcases art and benefits
'Young Angel' benefits Children's Mercy
Holidays Window display showcases artists, benefits kids
sick is too sick for school? How to prevent common
Weight loss surgery for teens: Podcast focuses on Risks vs.
Children's Mercy joins in partnership to use 'cloud power' for
pediatric cancer research
AAP study: New breed of knee injury in children
Children's Mercy doctor offers advice to prevent ACL
Home for the holidays:
Share the love, not the food!
Baby, it's cold
outside! How to bundle up to keep warm
study at AHA: Low vitamin D may harm arteries in children
Have an allergy-free holiday!
Baby it's cold
outside: how to bundle up for winter
Podcast asks: Who does spanking hurt more?
hazards: Keep accidents under wraps
The Toy Zone:
Choosing safe holiday gifts
Vote for Children's
Mercy @ Holiday Windows on Main!
Pediatric Podcalls: Why are kids obese?
Childhood obesity: 'It's not a cosmetic issue'
all adds up: How to build a healthy plate of food
House We Go: Tips for Safe Travels
education now available on-line
The Missouri Public Interest
Research Group releases the 25th annual Trouble in Toyland report at
Children's Mercy Patient Survives Deadly Medicine-Resistant Fungal
Infection - Kathleen
Neville, MD, MS, and her patient share their story with ABC
Laser Pointer Injuries More Than Meets The Eye? Erin Stahl, MD,
pediatric ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon, discusses how
laser pointers can damage a child's sight.
National Broadcast Media Highlights
Keith August, MD,
pediatric oncologist, discusses with
ABC News why better drugs are needed for childhood
About one-third of the patients at Children's Mercy are
Cowden, MD explains how the Spanish
Continuity Care Clinic is meeting the needs of those
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Sarah
Hampl, MD, explains that
fighting childhood obesity a family affair.
Harris, PhD, clinical psychologist, with Children's Mercy
explains how to
beat the back-to-school blues.
Hospitals see dramatic rise of kids with MRSA
According to a study published in Pediatrics, the number
of children hospitalized with dangerous drug-resistant staph
infections surged 10-fold in recent years. The study involved 25
children's hospitals; the 10-fold increase in hospitalizations
likely occurred nationwide, said Dr. Jason Newland, the lead author
and an infectious disease physician at Children's Mercy Hospitals
Disease incidence increased from 2 cases to 21 cases per 1,000
hospital admissions from 1999 to 2008. Most infections were caught
in the community, not in the hospital. The study involved
methicillin-resistant staph infections, called MRSA. These used to
occur mostly in hospitals and nursing homes but they are
increasingly showing up in other settings in children and adults.
Recent evidence suggests hospital-acquired MRSA cases may be
declining while community-acquired cases are becoming more
Children's Mercy Featured on MTV's True Life
Children's Mercy patient Morgan Ghosey and Brad Warady, MD, Section
Chief, Nephrology and Director
of Dialysis and Transplantation, were featured on an episode
MTV's True Life as Morgan is followed through the
intimate experience of receiving a second kidney transplant.
Read a New York Times blog about Children's Mercy's First Pediatric
Plastic Surgery on Twitter
You can read all of the surgery tweets from our staff by going
and searching for #cmhor.
Children's Mercy Ranked Among the Best Pediatric Hospitals by U.S.
News & World Report
Children's Mercy ranks among the nation's top pediatric hospitals
for the second time, according to U.S. News & World Report's
2009 "America's Best Children's Hospitals."
The report includes the top 30 pediatric hospitals in 10
specialties. Children's Mercy ranked in 5 specialties: (No. 21)
Urology; (No. 23) Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders; (No. 26)
Digestive Disorders; (No. 27) Orthopedics; and (No. 29) Respiratory
Dr. Kearns invited to
present the William B. Abrams Lecture in 2010
Chair of the Department of Medical Research at
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Gregory Kearns, PharmD,
PhD has been invited by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to present the prestigious William B. Abrams Lecture
in 2010. This lecture will be presented as a joint educational
initiative of the FDA and the American Society for Clinical
Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Children's Mercy honored as one of the Best
Companies to Work For in Kansas City by Ingram's magazine
Congratulations to the entire Children's Mercy family for making us
one of the Best Companies to Work For in Kansas City...and
everywhere! Look for the article about Children's Mercy on page 38
of the March 2009 issue of Ingram's
Lives saved or enhanced in 2008 by generous Children's Mercy
In support of Donate Life month, Children's Mercy is sharing
statistics for 2008 organ and tissue donations at our hospital.
Mercy Hospitals and Clinics patient to represent Kansas as part of
a group of young medical champions.
Weston Funk will visit Capital Hill and Orlando to share his
amazing medical experience as part of the Children's Miracle
Network program, Champions Across America.
Children's Mercy to
Participate in Task Force on Best Practices for Pediatric Weight
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is one of 16 hospitals
chosen by The National Association of Children's Hospitals and
Related Institutions (NACHRI) to participate in a task force to
identify best practices of hospital-based clinical pediatric weight
Be a Part of the
Million Reasons Mosaic
We all have a Children's Mercy story to tell. The Million Reasons
Mosaic provides a simple way for you - using your own words and
photos - to share your Children's Mercy experience with others.
Explore the mosaic, read the stories, view our ads and share your
own story and become a part of the mosaic.
Children's Mercy doctor leads group to revise
nutritional guidelines for children with Chronic Kidney
MD , led an international team that updated and expanded
nutritional guidelines that will help improve the care of pediatric
patients with chronic kidney disease around the world.
Mercy Celebrates Nurses Week
During Nurses Week May 3-9, Children's Mercy pays tribute to the
more than 1900 nurses who provide such excellent care to all of our
patients ever day. We also take time this week to honor a few of
those outstanding nurses with our annual awards and
Since they have been old enough to watch TV or eat fast food
9-12 year olds in KC have been exposed to images of giant burgers,
bagels, expanding candy bars, monster sized tubs of popcorn and
sodas large enough to splash in.
Pediatric Environmental Health Unit Now Based
at Children's Mercy
The Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
(MAPEHSU), a program dedicated to providing expert clinical,
consultative, education and referral services to improve children's
environmental health, is now based at Children's Mercy Hospitals
and Clinics. This is one of only 11 such units located in the U.S.,
and this unit serves a four-state area which includes Missouri,
Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Dr. Stephen Spielberg to
head CMH Center for Personalized Medicine
Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD, formerly Dean and Vice President for
Health Affairs at Dartmouth Medical School and one of the nation's
best-known specialists in pediatric pharmacology, has joined the
staff at Children's Mercy as Director of the new Center for Personalized
Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation.
Children's Mercy named 2nd best place to work in Kansas
The Kansas City Business Journal has named Children's Mercy #2 in
its "Best Places to Work in Kansas City" among large employers.
Product Recall Alert - 'Simplicity Convertible
Bassinets' Due to serious hazards, the US Consumer Product
Safety Commission has issued an immediate recall of roughly 900,000
Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible "Close-Sleeper" model
AAP protecting public trust in
The American Academy
of Pediatrics recommends investing in immunization-safety
science and effective communication within the vaccine community to
encourage public support of immunizations. Michelle Haley, MD ,
pediatrician with Children's Mercy, explains the
benefits of vaccinations.
Hall Family plans $11
million donation toward expansion
The funds are to support Phase 1 of a 15-year, $800 million
expansion plan unveiled in December.
Children's Mercy specialties nationally ranked by US News
In its first ranking of children's hospital specialties, US News
and World Report has placed Children's Mercy among the top programs
in the country. Children's Mercy is recognized for treating
pediatric digestive disorders and for neonatal care.
The 2008 Outstanding School
Children's Mercy is proud to honor school nurses for their
outstanding accomplishments serving children, families, schools and