Did you know Children’s Mercy offers an online patient portal? With MyChildrensMercy, you can request to schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments; check your child’s lab results; send messages to your child’s care team; view notes from your child’s doctor after your appointment and MORE! You do need to sign up in person. Visit childrensmercy.org/mychildrensmercy to learn more!
"This is a great opportunity to remind parents of the impulsiveness that comes with the teen years, and the value of decreasing access to medications to increase safety for the young people in our community." CLEAN OUT your medicine cabinet!! 2 Children's Mercy locations will serve as drop off sites for National Prescription Take Back Day this Saturday:
This is a great opportunity to remind parents of the impulsiveness that

Two Children's Mercy locations to serve as collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we have so many reasons to be thankful for our volunteers. They are what keep this hospital going! yesterday we celebrated our volunteers with the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Thank you to each and every volunteer who gives their time to the kids at Children's Mercy!
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we have so many reasons to
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Wow! Dr. Sarah Soden from our Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine has been honored alongside Drew Barrymore, Jessica Seinfeld & other amazing women as Family Circle's 20 Most Influential Moms. "My mother was an educator for students with disabilities," explains Soden, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician. "She taught me to care about all kinds of children, especially the ones that need us most....
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Wow Dr Sarah Soden from our Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine has

Dr. Sarah Soden of Children's Mercy honored among Family Circle's 20 Most Influential Moms

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"Even an avid swimmer can drown.” The CDC says drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths for children. Experts suggest using these "Layers of Protection" to prevent accidents and keep kids safe around the pool this summer:
Even an avid swimmer can drown The CDC says drowning is the

KSHB 41: Tips for keeping kids safe at pools, lakes

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THANK YOU, Cars 4 Heroes, for helping one of our families get a van that will help them get to and from the hospital!!! Watch the full story here:
THANK YOU Cars 4 Heroes for helping one of our families get

Fox 4: Family surprised with vehicle to help get daughter to and from Children's Mercy

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Our Patient Advocates are celebrating Patient Experience Week! Visit our website to learn more about Patient Advocates and how they help our families:
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Our Patient Advocates are celebrating Patient Experience Week Visit our website to
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Thank you to the Shawnee Mission South Theatre Department for choosing to support Children's Mercy through your spring production of The Little Mermaid. Attendees were asked to bring toy donations or make a donation toward purchasing toys. Thank you for caring so much! #ThankfulThursday
Thank you to the Shawnee Mission South Theatre Department for choosing to
Thank you to Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings for sharing your love of reading and for your dedicated support of Reach Out and Read Kansas City for the past 20 years. Reach Out and Read Kansas City focuses on child development and encourages families to experience the love of reading. Thank you for caring so much about our kids! #ThankfulThursday
Thank you to Pamela Miller and Michael Cummings for sharing your love
Children's Mercy's "Great HeighTS Clinic" is one of the largest Turner Syndrome programs in the country, providing comprehensive care for more than 70 children in the region. One-day clinics are held every four months giving Turner Syndrome patients and families an opportunity to meet with multiple pediatric specialists in one convenient location. During clinic, families and patients also...
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Thank you to Isabella for donating her birthday party gifts to help support Children's Mercy patients! Our birthday party program makes it easy to use your celebration to give back! Learn more at childrensmercy.org/birthday.
What a way to celebrate! Jen Owens, physical therapist at Children's Mercy and also a consultant with Thirty-One Gifts, partnered with her friends, family and customers to donate 50 filled Spring baskets to our Children's Mercy patients. She also had help from her daughters, Hailey and Brooklyn, as well as many of the therapists in PT/OT who delivered the baskets to families who receive PT/OT...
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What a way to celebrate Jen Owens physical therapist at Childrens Mercy
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Here's a wonderful way to start the week! "We are always so grateful for Children's Mercy," wrote Gina. "Our baby John has been there seven times and has had four surgeries, was in the NICU for three weeks and had a major surgery when he was 4 months old. This last surgery, he woke up there on his 2nd birthday and we were greeted with a wonderful cake and presents from Child Life! Thank you so...
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Heres a wonderful way to start the week We are always so
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Recent mumps outbreaks have some researchers thinking two MMR vaccines might not be enough. Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, an infectious diseases expert, shares what a decision to recommend a third shot will likely depend on:
Recent mumps outbreaks have some researchers thinking two MMR vaccines might not

KC Star: Do you need a third mumps vaccine?

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Who's that hopping through our halls? THANK YOU First Baptist Church - Neosho for bringing SO MANY great baskets of goodies for our kids!!!
Whos that hopping through our halls THANK YOU First Baptist Church Neosho
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Thank you to the Nevada (Mo.) Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3370 for hosting their annual Spring fundraiser to support Children’s Mercy! We appreciate you doing more this year for our patients and families in the Ward Family Heart Center! #ThankfulThursday
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Our volunteers make positive impacts on our patients and are also strong community advocates. We are so thankful for our April Volunteers of the Month.

BEV SCHUEPBACH is our Hospital Volunteer of the Month. She volunteers in the Ronald McDonald Family Room and has been volunteering for 20 years at Children’s Mercy. What Bev enjoys about volunteering is that she is able to help make families...
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Our volunteers make positive impacts on our patients and are also strong
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Acupuncture is more than just pins and needles. It’s a highly effective therapy for relieving children’s headache pain. Learn how Children’s Mercy is using this ancient technique to help children today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Acupuncture is more than just pins and needles Its a highly effective
THANK YOU, Mitch Morse for crafting and visiting with our kiddos!!! As you now know, walking through paper may not be so simple. But you EASILY made Ryleigh's day!!!
THANK YOU Mitch Morse for crafting and visiting with our kiddos As
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“If we take advantage of the resources we have in this region and get behind those collaborations, this could be a mecca for advanced, exciting, innovative therapies for cancer and lots of other diseases.” Dr. Doug Myers and Dr. Kevin Ginn talk with The Kansas City Star about work just underway to fight an aggressive form of brain cancer in children:
If we take advantage of the resources we have in this region

KC Star: New partnership explores testing dog vaccine for use against brain cancer in children

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