Children aren't just little adults. They require specialized care that can only be offered by doctors, nurses and staff trained in pediatrics. That's why we're proud to be named one of the best children's hospitals in America by U.S. News and World Report, ranking in all 10 pediatric specialties. Learn more:
“Coming to a children’s hospital is a very emotional experience for a family," says Krista Nelson, our director of innovation development. "We are focusing first on the lobby, and how to make it much more inviting and less stressful. We want to create an environment that reduces that emotional stress." Read more about how we're focused on improving patient experience through innovation:
Dr. Denise Dowd says thoughts of suicide can pass quickly in young people, so the availability of a gun could make the difference. She's one expert USA Today recently talked with about a new study showing more kids are committing suicide with guns:
As Big Slick weekend continues, meet Dr. Jaszianne Tolbert. “I just fell in love with the patients and the families," she says of her work in our Cancer Center. "I enjoyed talking to these kids who seemed to be much older than they were because they’d been through so much already.” Learn more about Dr. Tolbert and the research being done here to fight cancer:
"It's like holiday season at Children's Mercy this time a year. There's a sense of excitement and anticipation. To know these celebrities they see on TV are coming by to shower them with attention, and let them know they're thinking about them, just gives them a sense of hope." Read the story and see more photos from Big Slick's hospital visit.
We LOVED Friday night's Royals game! From these fantastic first pitches to Whit's walkoff winner, we never stopped cheering!
Thank you, Big Slick, and AWESOME JOB, Kit, Izzie, Kaiden, Austin, Mekki & Ella!!
Want to go behind the scenes at Big Slick? Here are some highlights from Friday's hospital visit as Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner, Eric Stonestreet and their celebrity friends had fun with our kids!
We love our hometown Royals and all of our Big Slick friends, but if we have to vote, these five adorable all-stars throwing out tonight's first pitch are the true MVP's! Way to go, Izzie, Kaiden, Austin, Mekki & Ella!!!