Tuesday, Oct. 16 2012 4:32PM
Children’s Mercy opens in eastern Jackson County
Children’s Mercy Hospital is expanding into eastern Jackson County.
The new facility at 20300 East Valley View Parkway ends the void where metropolitan area where the hospital lacked a physical presence.
It will open to patients Oct. 22.
In 2011 nearly 23,000 children from eastern Jackson County made more than 75,000 visitors to Children’s Mercy; more than 206 visits per day and a 10-percent increase over the previous year.
The new facility includes laboratory space, radiology services and 20 exam rooms for outpatient clinics: Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hearing and Speech, Neurology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine, Edward G. and Katherine Mader Urgent Care Center, Imaging and Radiology and Outpatient Laboratory.
The Urgent Care Center will over services noon to 10 p.m. seven days a week, while specialty clinics will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fridays, but not all clinics will be offered on all days.
The three-story, 55,000-square-foot facility features environmentally friendly features including energy saving systems and equipment, low volatile-organic-compound paints and materials to improve air quality, and a vegetated roofing system and low-irrigation landscaping.
Children’s Mercy East joins Children’s Mercy South in Overland Park, Children’s Mercy West/The Cordell Meeks Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, Children’s Mercy Northland in Kansas City to complement the full services available on Hospital Hill at Children’s Mercy Hospital, the Hall Family Outpatient Center and Children’s Mercy Clinics on Broadway, all in Kansas City.