Sandra McKay, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with Mercy Children’s Hospital and Mercy Clinic, was recently elected secretary/treasurer of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her roles include advocating for children at the local and state level, along with helping to coordinate the group’s Annual Advocacy Day, which brings providers from across the State of Missouri together to educate legislators on a variety of topics. McKay is also a member of the executive council for the Missouri AAP and a board member of the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition. She has been active on several committees to promote advocacy and quality improvement within the Mercy system.
Mercy Children’s Hospital is designated by National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) as a “children’s hospital-within-a-hospital,” located on the Mercy Hospital St. Louis campus. Mercy Children’s is one of only 250 children’s hospitals in the U.S. and the only one in St. Louis County.