Great news for our heart heroes! Earlier today at HIMSS in Orlando, we were announced as a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for CHAMP, our Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program! Read more here:

Children's Mercy Kansas City honored as recipient of the 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards
Last February, many of you saw Sawyer's heart transplant story in the Inside Pediatrics special "The Heart of Children's Mercy." See how she's doing now in this KMBC 9 News story:

KMBC 9: 'Inside Pediatrics' heart transplant patient is all grown up
Congratulations to the newest The Independent: Kansas City's Journal of Society class of Rising Stars! Our very own Jake Jacobson and Meagan Dowell, a close friend to Children’s Mercy, were honored last week. We’re proud of you!
What a GREAT way to kick off Music Therapy Week!! Joc Max was our DJ for a day, and even gave Yasmin a chance to scratch!! Children's Mercy has 4 board-certified Music Therapists on staff who help our kiddos cope, express themselves and learn. THANK YOU to Kim, Liesel and our Music Therapy team for al that you do!!
"Feedback and seeing kids stop in a space and look around in awe helps me grow. Uplifting people creates so much motivation to do the next project even better." THANK YOU, Scribe, for helping our families through your art!!! Read more about Scribe's style, process and the inspiration for his artwork here:

Children’s Hospitals Today: In-House Artist Brings Fun to the Hospital Environment
Here's a heartwarming way to start our warm weekend! "Thanks to Children's Mercy, we get to spend 'Heart Month' with our heart warrior! Thank you for all you do for our heart babies!
From the bottom of Kambreigh's half a heart! ❤"

Thank you, Britney, and give that little cutie some big hugs from all of us!
Our Sawyer is all grown up! See how she's doing, one year after her heart transplant, tonight on KMBC 9 News at 10:00. You can also see more of Sawyer's story here:

Inside Pediatrics - Children's Mercy Kansas City
Songs about LOVE. Songs about SUNSHINE. And a rocking rendition of The Itsy, Bitsy Spider!!! Some super performances this morning by artists in Kansas City for the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference really had our toes tapping and our hands clapping. THANK YOU!!!
Wow! What an event! Thank you to the Hands & Hearts Auxiliary, President Jackie Foy, the Event Co-chairs John Brandmeyer and Stacie Prosser, and the Honorary Co-chairs Rick and Cathy Baier, and Brett and Becky Gordon for making this the most successful Red Hot Night yet by raising a record-breaking $2 million for Children’s Mercy! We truly appreciate your dedication to the hospital and...
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Our volunteers make positive impacts on our patients and are also strong community advocates. We are so thankful for our February Volunteers of the Month. #ThankfulThursday

ALL AMERICAN CLASSICS is our Community Volunteer of the Month. All America Classics holds monthly silent auctions and donates the proceeds to Children’s Mercy. Thank you, All American Classics, for caring so much about our...
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Thank you, Eli, for donating your special birthday and over $1,000 to the kids at the hospital! I know you inspire those patients and all of us.
Have a birthday coming up? Take a page from Eli's book #kidsgivingbacktokids. Learn more at .

Children's Mercy donations reveal.

With their butterflies, boats and rainbow hearts - Ashlei, Marcum, Madison & Brooklynn all want to wish you a HAPPY VALENTINE"S DAY!!! And a special thank you to the team from Northwestern Mutual for hanging out and crafting with our kids!
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy, Happy Valentine's Day, from our buddy Winston, all of our young heart heroes and each of our nearly 8,000 colleagues at Children's Mercy!!
Future fiddler alert! THANK YOU Don and Jennifer for performing for our kiddos and their families, and for letting Harper take a turn! Don and Jennifer are with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.
Fast fact for Heart Month: Our Heart Failure and Transplant Program was the FIRST approved to join the International Pediatric Heart Failure Registry. "We believe participation in this registry is the best way to reach the volume of patients necessary to scientifically investigate pediatric transplant and heart failure issues," Dr. Aliessa Barnes said.
Next up: Testing an adapted version of...
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Heart Month Highlights: Heart failure and transplant program first to join international registry
Wow!!! Thank you, Kansas City, for raising more than $2 million Saturday night!! By shattering the Red Hot Night record, you help us continue to serve all children who need our care, regardless of ability to pay.
We love seeing all the great stories coming in to help us celebrate Heart Month!

"We can't say thank you enough to Dr. O'Brien and the staff in the PICU and 4 Sutherland! You all took such great care of our son! This is one of our favorite pictures because it highlights Cole's favorite thing about being in the hospital...wagon rides!!"

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Thank you to the Rojas family for your annual donation in Elysa's memory, a former CM patient. Elysa's birthday would have been today and the family celebrated by making this wonderful donation of Valentine's bags for the patients!! #PhilanthropyFriday
Tomorrow is the big day!! Do you know what you’re wearing? Share photos of your outfit ideas for Red Hot Night - or favorite pics from past years - and help those who are still deciding what to wear. And be sure to join the conversation on Twitter using #RedHotNight!
Way to go, Lark! Instead of accepting presents for his 9th birthday, Lark asked his friends to donate to Children's Mercy. He ended up raising $425 at his birthday party! Thank you to Lark and his friends! #ThankfulThursday