Children's Mercy to open Joplin pediatrics clinic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City says it plans to open a pediatrics care clinic in Joplin as part of an affiliation with Freeman Health System.

Hospital officials said Tuesday the clinic will offer care in seven areas. Those are cardiology, endocrinology-diabetes, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, nephrology, rheumatology, and telemedicine.

The clinic will be called Children's Kansas City and is on the Freeman campus in Joplin.

Officials with Children's Mercy and Freeman say the two institutions also will collaborate on clinical practices.

Children's Mercy said a donation from the Coleman Family Foundation in Pittsburg, Kan., helped fund the expansion into Joplin.

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