Mercy Children's Hospital Springfield

At Mercy Children’s Hospital, we see kids through any childhood health issue, from coughs, croup and broken bones to more serious concerns such as autism, heart defects, and cancer.

Mercy Kids at Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield is Southwest Missouri’s only full-service children’s hospital, and is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association.

The hospital’s comprehensive services for children include inpatient and outpatient care, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, Level II pediatric trauma care, a Burn and Wound Center, and pediatric sedation.  Here are additional details on the services offered at Mercy Children’s Hospital:

  • Nearly 60 pediatric subspecialists with advanced expertise across more than 25 pediatric specialties.
  • The Betty and Bobby Allison Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is a 46-bed unit that provides care for premature or critically ill newborns. The NICU is designed with all single family rooms, with seven twin rooms and one four-bed room used for triplets and quadruplets.
  • The Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center, one of eight St. Jude Affiliate Clinics in the country, enables patient access to the expertise of this world class children’s specialty hospital close to home in Southwest Missouri.
  • Pediatric therapy services include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), respiratory therapy (RT) and speech therapy.
  • A neonatal and pediatric transport team provides full service transport to Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield for critically ill or injured children ages 0-17.
  • Child Life Specialists focus on the psychosocial needs of pediatric patients and their families. They help reduce the stress and anxiety of a hospitalization by teaching your child about various hospital experiences through medical and therapeutic play, and by distraction during medical procedures. 
  • The Ronald McDonald House, located on the sixth floor of Mercy Children’s Hospital, is an 8,200-square-foot ‘home away from home’ that serves families of children who are hospitalized.

Approach to Care

At Mercy, your family is our family. And we know that all families play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and family members of all ages. That's why we put your family at the heart of how we deliver healthcare to ensure your emotional, social and developmental needs are met. We do this by listening and respecting each family's perspectives and choices, sharing information to assist in decision making, and allowing patients and families to participate in the delivery of care.

Our Team

In addition to the nurses and doctors on staff, many other members of the health care team will be assisting your child during his stay. Staff members from X-ray, respiratory therapy, laboratory, housekeeping, physical therapy, surgery and transportation are just a few of the many people your child may come in contact with during his time at Mercy Children’s Hospital Springfield.

When a staff member comes to your child’s room, she will greet you, tell you what department she’s from, and the purpose of the visit. Please know that even though you may see many faces during your child’s hospitalization, we are all working together for the benefit of your child’s health.

Mercy Kids

Mercy Children's Hospital is part of Mercy Kids, a network of pediatric services designed to meet the needs of every child, every day. Mercy Kids offers a full range of services to support healthy childhoods, including pediatric, specialty and developmental services.

Mercy Kids ER

Our new Pediatric Emergency Department provides complete pediatric emergency care 24 hours a day, every day. A new, dedicated drop-off route and entrance, pediatric reception, triage and waiting areas means faster access to care and a safe space to guard children from situations in the adult ED that might seem frightening.

Meet Our Team