Mercy Children's Hospital Springfield

1235 E. Cherokee Street
Springfield, MO 65804
Fax: (417) 820-7129
Hours of Operation:
Open daily 24 hours
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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.

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Patients & Visitors

Parking & Maps

Mercy Children’s Hospital offers parking available in the lot south of the Mercy Kids hospital entrance. Whether you’re delivering a baby or bringing your child to see one of our specialists, space is available close by to get you where you need to go. Keep an eye out for designated parking spaces coming soon.

Download a copy of our campus map and keep it handy for your next visit.

Kids Gift Shop

Whether you're looking for a baby gift for a new mom and her little one or a surprise for your child following an appointment or procedure, the Mercy Kids Gift Shop is full of specialty items for kids of all ages. From all sorts of fun toys featuring your child's favorite cartoon character to books and puzzles that can occupy any aged patient to room decorating essentials and children's clothes, you can find it all at our shop within Mercy Kids. Stop by and see us Monday through Friday.

Kids Café

While you’re here, check out our Kids Café filled with foods even a child will love. The café features made to order sandwiches, pizzas and a variety of other options.  Picky child? No problem. Check out the menu to see our kid-friendly creations. Our goal is to introduce children to nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables in a fun setting. Plus, this area features a "turbo chef" that provides heating, toasting and oil-free frying.

And if you’ve already eaten lunch but still feeling a little hungry, perhaps a fresh bag of popcorn or a cup of Andy’s Frozen Custard will hit the spot. Thanks to the generosity of Andy’s Frozen Custard, proceeds from the sale of the custard benefit Mercy Children’s Hospital.


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.

Services Offered

Our Providers

Tamra Lemley, MD, Mercy
Mercy Clinic
Amr Mohammed Nabaah, MD, Mercy
Mercy Clinic
Jennifer A. Serwan, MD, Mercy
Mercy Clinic