The Women Who Started Children's Mercy, And Kansas City's Globe-Trotting Jazz Vocalist

Jan 26, 2018

Children's Mercy Hospital's main campus is on Gillham Road near Crown Center. Opened in 1897, its first bed was located in a women's hospital at 15th Street and Cleveland Avenue.
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At the turn of the 20th century, two sisters who were determined to provide medical care to Kansas City's underserved kids founded what became a local institution. Today, we learn about the women behind Children's Mercy Hospital. Then, jazz vocalist Deborah Brown reflects on her Kansas City roots and a music career that's led her around the world.

Thomas McCormally discusses his book, 'For All Children Everywhere,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 28. Visit for more information.

The Deborah Brown Quintet performs as part of Johnson County Community College's Winterlude Series at the Polsky Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 28. Visit for more information.