TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – With an expanded partnership, Stormont Vail Health and Children’s Mercy will open a new children’s hospital in the capital.
According to Stormont Vail Health and Children’s Mercy Kansas City, they will expand their ongoing relationship, which provides specialty pediatric services to children and families in and around the capital, with the opening of a new specialty clinic in Topeka.
The health network noted that the new clinic, Children’s Mercy Topeka at Stormont Vail Health, is scheduled to open in October. The Children’s Mercy team will offer pediatric cardiology, pediatric endocrinology and pediatric neurology. The team also plans to expand to telemedicine and other in-person specialty clinics in the future.
Stormont stated that it and Children’s Mercy were first connected in 2018 and Children’s Mercy immediately began providing pediatric cardiology services and later added the other two services. This allowed patients at Stormont Vail Children’s Hospitals to be treated by a Children’s Mercy provider without having to travel to Kansas City for treatment.
“This enhanced partnership and new clinic reinforces Stormont Vail’s commitment to the community by providing quality care close to home,” said Robert Kenagy, MD, President and CEO of Stormont Vail Health. “Partnering with a system like Children’s Mercy allows us to build on the foundation we have established in pediatric specialty services and ensure continued access and excellent care.”
The health network said it will continue to provide inpatient pediatric services through its hospital-based neonatal critical care, pediatrics, pediatric critical care and young adult center divisions, as well as outpatient primary care pediatric clinics. It said the new clinic would offer outpatient subspecialties.
“Both of our healthcare systems share a common commitment to put patients and families first and to be where our patients live, learn and play,” said Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, President and CEO of Children’s Mercy Kansas City. “This expanded partnership gives our teams more resources to continue working to deliver on that promise and allows us to maximize our impact by improving access and delivering the best health outcomes.”
According to Stormont Vail, the new clinic is located at 909 SW Mulvane St.
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