Cerebral Palsy Research Network Blog

Children’s Mercy Hospital Joins CPRN

Michael Partington, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Mercy Hospital

Michael Partington, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Children’s Mercy Hospital

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) welcomed Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City to its network as a new site. Neurosurgeon Michael Partington, M.D., will join the Investigator Committee. Dr. Partington was previously a principal investigator (PI) in CPRN when he was at Gillette Specialty Care in Minnesota. He was an active participant in Research CP.

According to Partington, “As a growing comprehensive cerbral palsy program, we are eager to participate in the work of the CPRN, both in terms of contributing to the research as it is developed, and in putting what we learn into action to the benefit of our patients and families.”

CMH expands CPRN’s footprint into the Midwest and serves a large population with cerebral palsy. The CP program serves over 2000 patients, making it one of the larger centers in the CPRN network.