University of Missouri Children's Hospital

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University of Missouri Children's Hospital
University of Missouri Health Care
University of Missouri Children's Hospital logo.jpg
Geography
Location Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, United States of America
Coordinates 38°57′27″N 92°17′18″W / 38.95747°N 92.28838°W / 38.95747; -92.28838Coordinates: 38°57′27″N 92°17′18″W / 38.95747°N 92.28838°W / 38.95747; -92.28838
Organisation
Care system University of Missouri Health Care
Hospital type Children's
Affiliated university University of Missouri
Services
Beds 115
Links
Website MU Children's Hospital
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University of Missouri Health Care

University of Missouri School of Medicine

University of Missouri Children's Hospital is mid-Missouri's largest and most comprehensive pediatric health-care facility dedicated exclusively to meeting the health-care needs of children. Children's Hospital is a member of University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Missouri and affiliated with the University of Missouri.

MU Children's Hospital has more than 100 doctors who provide care in more than 30 pediatric specialties including cardiology, cancer and surgical specialties. Children's Hospital is located at 404 N. Keene St. in Columbia. It, along with the University of Missouri Women's Center and the Family Birth Center, form the only Women's and Children's Hospital in Missouri.

MU Children's Hospital offers 100 percent private rooms with a pull-out sofa so parents may spend the night. The hospital has the highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III), a sophisticated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, an adolescent unit, a short-stay center, a general pediatrics unit, an adolescent game room, a pediatric play room, a patient playground and a school for children who are in the hospital for a long period of time.

The Children's Hospital Critical Care Transport Service is the only service of its kind outside of St. Louis and Kansas City. The service cares for children of all ages from premature infants to adolescents. The 17-member Children's Hospital transport team is composed of registered nurses, respiratory therapists, neonatologists and pediatric intensivists who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, the neonatal ambulance team, consisting of an emergency medical technician, respiratory therapist and registered nurse, responds to any hospital request in Missouri.

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