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December
12/17/2012Mississippi Highway Patrol Holds State-Wide Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Members of Mississippi Highway Patrol will deliver toys collected in a state-wide drive to Batson Children’s Hospital. The toys, which were...
12/13/2012Walmart Joins with Community to Donate Toys to Children’s Hospital
WHAT: Walmart Transportation will deliver a tractor-trailer filled with toys to Batson Children’s Hospital. 

12/7/2012UMMC Emergency Medicine Chair discusses bicycle-related injuries prior to helmet vote | (PDF)
WHAT: Video commentary on bicycle-related injuries from Dr. Richard Summers, professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at UMMC.
12/7/2012Cisco Santa Connection Unites Batson patients with the north pole | (PDF)
WHAT:  Cisco Systems’ annual “Santa Connection Program” will enable Batson Hospital patients to remotely connect and communicate with Santa using...
November
11/29/2012Bank Plus Presents the Light a Light Project for Friends of Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
JACKSON, Miss. – Batson Children’s Hospital will celebrate the holidays at its 23rd annual Light-a-Light ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the...
11/16/2012Jackson Free Clinic to reopen following renovation and expansion | (PDF)
WHAT: Jackson Free Clinic reopening, open house, tour and interviews with student leaders

11/15/2012What’s with all the scruffy medical students? | (PDF)
WHAT: Medical students participating in Movember will show off their outlandish mustaches, groomed as a part of the national campaign to raise money...
11/14/2012UMMC prostate cancer treatment expert, to be available for interviews, lead facilities tour | (PDF)
WHAT: UMMC prostate cancer expert Dr. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, will lead a tour of the...
11/13/2012Disney Special Guests to Visit Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Special guests from Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove will visit Batson Children’s Hospital patients during a meet and greet and Disney...
October
10/30/2012Miss Mississippi and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to Visit Children’s Hospital During Fall Carnival | (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT – Miss Mississippi and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to Visit Children’s Hospital During Fall Carnival 


10/24/2012Great Delta Bear Affair visits Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: The Great Delta Bear Affair will visit patients and hand out teddy bears named “Blair Bears” as a Theodore Roosevelt look alike and other...
10/24/2012Mississippi Department of Transportation Presents Sock Donation to Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Central District Commissioner Dick Hall, Southern District Commissioner Tom King, Jerry Long (assistant to Northern District Commissioner Mike...
10/23/2012Kohl’s Donates $23,766 to Children’s Hospital Safety and Community Outreach Program | (PDF)
WHAT: Batson Children’s Hospital’s Safety and Community Outreach program, together with Kohl’s and Safe Kids Mississippi will host a helmet and car...
10/17/2012UMMC breast cancer expert to be available for interviews | (PDF)
WHAT:  UMMC breast cancer expert Dr. Sophy Mangana will be available for interviews as part of the Department of Radiation Oncology’s public...
10/11/2012Dr. Francis Collins and U.S. Senator Thad Cochran visit | (PDF)
WHAT:  Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and former head of the Human Genome Project, and U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran...
September
9/21/2012Alzheimer's Action Day | (PDF)
WHAT: Alzheimer’s Action Day, featuring a brown bag lunch discussion by Dr. Alexander Auchus, professor and chair of neurology, followed by free ice...
9/21/2012Student Enrichment Program | (PDF)
WHAT: Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson will formally launch this school year’s Science Training and Enrichment Program (STEP) during the orientation...
9/5/2012Good neighbor day benefits Children's Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT:     19th Annual Good Neighbor Day
July
7/18/2012Select Mississippi State Athletes visit Batson Children's Hospital | (PDF)
For more information, contact John Clark Packer at (601) 815-7656.WHAT: Select players from the Mississippi State University football, volleyball,...
June
6/28/2012The University of Mississippi Medical Center employees celebrate Independence Day | (PDF)
Media contact: Patrice Guilfoyle at (601) 984-1100 or pguilfoyle@umc.edu.WHAT: The University of Mississippi Medical Center employees celebrate...
6/6/2012Friends of Childrens hospital to receive funds from "rocking" benefit | (PDF)
WHAT: Friends of Children’s Hospital will receive more than $25,000 raised from the first Rocking for Children’s Hospital Benefit, a fundraiser...
May
5/25/201256th Annual Commencement Set for Friday | (PDF)
WHAT: A total of 614 students have earned degrees at the University of Mississippi Medical Center this year. University of Mississippi Chancellor...
5/9/2012Major donation by Health Management Associates to aid Jackson Free Clinic renovation | (PDF)
What: Executives from Health Management Associates and its Jackson-area hospitals will present a donation to the student-run Jackson Free Clinic....
April
4/24/2012Anatomical donors honored at annual ceremony
What: First-year students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will gather to honor those who donated their bodies to science. Family...
4/23/2012Research consortium convenes to fight cancer
What: A two-day conference at the UMMC Cancer Institute will bring together scientists and physicians from nine Southeastern U.S. centers to...
4/13/2012National Weather Service to designate UMMC as StormReady Community
What: The National Weather Service will announce that it has given its official StormReady Community designation to the University of Mississippi...
4/13/2012Jasmine Murray to visit Batson Children's Hospital
What: American Idol alum and Mississippi native Jasmine Murray will visit the Batson Children’s Hospital.When: Friday, April 13, 11:30 a.m.Where:...
4/12/2012UMMC School of Nursing to host health fair
WHAT: Students and faculty members from the UMMC School of Nursing will provide free information on blood pressure, stroke prevention and nutrition...
4/5/2012Car show to benefit Children's Hospital
What: The 5th Annual Mississippi Stampede Car and Truck Show gives performance and classic car and truck enthusiasts a chance to give back to...
4/4/2012Mississippi's First Lady, Deborah Bryant, to visit Children's Hospital
What: Mississippi’s First Lady, Deborah Bryant, will visit with the patients at Batson Children’s Hospital.When: Thursday, April 5, at 10:30...
March
3/30/2012Doctors' day reception to focus on children's heart programs
What: In honor of National Doctors’ Day, the Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance members are hosting a reception to honor pediatric...
3/16/2012Curious George to visit patients at Children's Hospital
Curious George will visit patients at Children’s Hospital as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Malcolm White, Director of the Mississippi Arts...
February
2/28/2012IHOP National Pancake Day to benefit Batson Children's Hospital
For the seventh consecutive year IHOP will host National Pancake Day benefitting Batson Children's Hospital. IHOP restaurants will offer each guest...