Children’s Mercy is a dedicated private not-for-profit pediatric teaching hospital that provides full tertiary referral services to the western half of Missouri and eastern half of Kansas. The Orthopaedic service consists of fourteen full-time staff. five part time staff and two Residents from UMKC, residents along with a resident from the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri, and another resident for the Kansas City Osteopathic Orthopaedic Surgery Residency rotate at Childrenn’s Mercy. Multiple sub-specialty clinics are held, giving the resident a broad experience in pediatric orthopaedics with a sub-specialty exposure.
Saint Luke’s Hospital is a private hospital which provides much of the subspecialty training in our program. It is a major hospital in the city with 490 beds and an internationally known Cardiovascular Department. The Orthopaedic Department has 14 clinical staff predominately associated with the Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. This clinic has a long history in Kansas City. Dr. Dickson and Diveley were both presidents of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and were the original founders of this training program.
University Health is the “home base” of the residency program. It is a city-county type of hospital with 247 acute care beds, 44 ICU beds and a NICU with 24 bassinets. It has an average daily census 131.5 acute patients and 21.7 newborns. The hospital has 49,645 Emergency Department visits, 280,345 outpatient visits and performs 4,274 surgeries a year. Designated a Level I Trauma Center by the State of Missouri, a large volume of the operative experience at this hospital is trauma-related. There are currently five full time orthopaedic staff at this institution. Surgery and clinics are scheduled five days a week. Six orthopaedic residents are assigned here at all times.