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Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics

Think of us the way you think of hugs for your kids. We're a must. From our 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Department to our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), we're here for sniffles and stitches as well as advanced pediatric medicine. In fact, we offer central Iowa's only pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery program. So if you have kids, make sure Mercy is part of your family.

  • Pediatric Emergency Department
    At Mercy, our dedicated, 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Department is staffed with emergency-trained pediatricians and pediatric nurses to make emergency visits as easy as possible for children and their families.
  • Variety Pediatric Unit
    The experienced pediatric hospitalists at Mercy specialize in providing complete care to children, from newborns to teenagers. Our unit has private rooms for patients and their families.
  • Variety Club Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    The pediatric intensivists at Mercy provide care to children--from newborns to teenagers--in critical care situations.
  • Variety Club Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    The state-of-the-art NICU at Mercy provides family-centered care for more than 600 babies each year. Iowa’s only full-time child life specialist—along with seven board-certified neonatologists and 100 specially trained nurses—provide in-house care 24 hours a day and support family members during a baby’s stay.
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic
    We provide specialized health care services for children with unique needs.
  • Center for Craniofacial and Children's Reconstructive Surgery
    The Center provides care for children who need treatment for head and facial deformities, whether a birth defect or caused by serious injury.
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
    Mercy Pediatric Rehab focuses on achieving the highest level of functioning for children with disabilities, offering services that include speech, occupational and/or physical skill development.
  • Child Life Specialists
    Child life specialists help children and families understand and manage challenging life events and stressful health care experiences.
  • Mercy Pediatric Neurology and Psychiatry Center
    Providing neurological, mental health and substance abuse services, inpatient and outpatient treatment, family therapy, group therapy and counseling.
  • Mercy Pediatric Clinics
    We offer a wide range of services, including:
    • Sports physicals
    • School physicals
    • Well-child exams
    • Immunizations

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