Since 2014, the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program has trained academic pediatric hospitalists to become leaders in research, quality improvement, medical education, child advocacy, and hospital administration. Our fellows build their clinical expertise in treating hospitalized pediatric patients by caring for a diverse and complex patient population. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division at Children’s Mercy is one of the oldest and largest in the nation with approximately 40 hospitalists; members of the division serve as institutional and national leaders in research, quality, education, advocacy, and administration.

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Works from 2021

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Financial Outcomes of High Flow Nasal Cannula Use for Bronchiolitis on the General Pediatric Floor Across Children's Hospitals, Jonathan Hartley (Oral Presentation)

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Using a Resident-Led School Outreach Program to Improve Knowledge of All-Terrain Vehicle Safety., Kristyn Jeffries, A Reid Burks, Michele Nichols, Julie Farmer, Nipam Shah, Charles A. Jennissen, Gerene M. Denning, and Kathy Monroe (Article)

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Medicaid Expenditures Among Children with Documented Obesity, Kathyrn Kyler, Matt Hall, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Sarah Hampl, and Ann M. Davis (Presentation)

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Healthcare Encounter and Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Children's Hospitals., David C. Synhorst, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Matt Hall, Cary Thurm, Samir S. Shah, Katherine A. Auger, Derek J. Williams, Rustin Morse, and Jay G. Berry (Article)

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Observation Status Stays With Low Resource Use Within Children's Hospitals., David C. Synhorst, Matthew Hall, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Jessica L. Markham, Michelle L. Macy, James C. Gay, and Rustin Morse (Article)

Works from 2020

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Observation Encounters and Length of Stay Benchmarking in Children's Hospitals., James C. Gay, Matt Hall, Rustin Morse, Evan S. Fieldston, David C. Synhorst, and Michelle L. Macy (Article)

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Filling the Gap in Knowledge for Drug Dose Individualization in Pediatric Obesity., Valentina Shakhnovich and Kathyrn Kyler (Response or Comment)

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Pathways to Publication in Pediatric Hospital Medicine Educational Research, Joy L. Solano (Oral Presentation)

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Observation Status Stays May Result in Financial Losses for Children’s Hospitals, David C. Synhorst (Oral Presentation)

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Hospital Observation Status and Readmission Rates., David C. Synhorst, Matt Hall, Mitch Harris, James C. Gay, Alon Peltz, Katherine A. Auger, Ronald J. Teufel, Michelle L. Macy, Mark I. Neuman, Harold K. Simon, Samir S. Shah, Jeffrey Lutmer, Pirooz Eghtesady, Padmaja Pavuluri, and Rustin B. Morse (Article)

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Room Costs for Common Pediatric Hospitalizations and Cost-Reducing Quality Initiatives., David C. Synhorst, Matthew B. Johnson, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Kathyrn Kyler, Troy Richardson, Keith J. Mann, Evan S. Fieldston, and Matt Hall (Article)

Works from 2019

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The disproportionate impact of obesity among hospitalized children, Kathyrn Kyler (Oral Presentation)

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Prevalence and Trends in Obesity Among Hospitalized Children., Kathyrn Kyler, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Matthew Hall, and Sarah Hampl (Article)

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Trends in Volume and Utilization Outcomes in Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Children's Hospitals., Kathyrn E. Kyler, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Matthew Hall, Jason D. Fraser, and Brooke Sweeney (Article)

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Drug Dose Selection in Pediatric Obesity: Available Information for the Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs to Children, Kathyrn Kyler, Jonathan B. Wagner, Chelsea Hosey-Cojocari, Kevin Watt, and Valentina Shakhnovich (Article)

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Urban-Rural Residence and Child Physical Abuse Hospitalizations: A National Incidence Study, Henry T. Puls, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Jessica L. Markham, Jacqueline M. Walker, Brett Drake, Kathyrn Kyler, Mary Ann Queen, and Matthew Hall (Article)

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CSF inflammatory markers differ in gram-positive versus gram-negative shunt infections., Gwenn L. Skar, David C. Synhorst, Matthew Beaver, and Jessica N. Snowden (Article)

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Does palliative care involvement influence location of death?, Joy L. Solano (Poster Presentation)

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Does Pediatric Palliative Care Involvement Influence Location of Death?, Joy Solano, Meghna Singh, Ashley K. Sherman, and Jennifer Linebarger (Poster)

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Characterization of Low Resource Utilization Observation Status Hospitalizations within Children's Hospitals, David C. Synhorst (Poster Presentation)

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Expanding journal clubs beyond single institutions using Twitter, Sonya C. Tang Girdwood, Jennifer K. Chen, Kathyrn Kyler, and John M. Morrison (Article)

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Global Health Rotation Caring for Children with Medical Complexity in Russia, Irina G. Trifonova (Poster)

Works from 2018

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The Pipeline From Abstract Presentation to Publication in Pediatric Hospital Medicine., Lisa E. Herrmann, Matthew Hall, Kathyrn Kyler, Joseph Cochran, Annie L. Andrews, Derek J. Williams, Karen M. Wilson, Samir S. Shah, and Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network (Article)

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Current Concepts in the Evaluation and Management of Bronchiolitis, Kathyrn Kyler and Russell J. McCulloh (Article)

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Impact of Huddles on Provider’s Knowledge of Medically Complex Patients, Irina G. Trifonova, Troy E. Richardson, Jessica L. Bettenhausen, and Matthew B. Johnson (Poster)

Works from 2017

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Association of Income Inequality With Pediatric Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions., Jessica L. Bettenhausen, Jeffrey D. Colvin, Jay G. Berry, Henry T. Puls, Jessica L. Markham, Laura Plencner, Molly Krager, Matthew B. Johnson, Mary Ann Queen, Jacqueline M. Walker, Grant M. Latta, Robert Riss, and Matt Hall (Article)