Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics operates the only
designated Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and the only burn unit
devoted exclusively to pediatric patients between St. Louis and
Our multidisciplinary teams offer a full continuum of burn and
trauma services, encompassing everything from treatment upon
initial injury to post-discharge follow-up.
Burn and Trauma Staff
The Burn and Trauma Staff includes board-certified surgeons, a wide variety of
specialists, subspecialists and ancillary services,
all available 24 hours per day. Our outcomes for
pediatric trauma patients is above the national average.
The staff includes surgeons, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff who are specialists in burn care; physical therapists and occupational therapists who monitor exercises and positioning; nutritionists who minimize weight loss and oversee dietary needs to promote healing; child life specialists who provide emotional support ;and social workers who facilitate support throughout the community.
This holistic approach assures that both inpatients and outpatients find comfort and heal as quickly as possible.