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December
12/12/2013UMMC first pancreas transplant news conference | (PDF)
WHAT: UMMC’s first pancreas transplant recipient, doctors, to discuss operation
12/9/2013Twenty-Fifth Annual Light-a-Light Ceremony to Take Place at Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT:  Batson Children’s Hospital will celebrate the holidays at its 25th annual Light-a-Light ceremony.
 

12/5/2013Marine Corps League to visit UMMC to accept Toys for Tots collection
WHAT: Members of the Central Mississippi Marine Corps League will visit the Medical Center’s University Hospital to accept toys collected in UMMC’s...
12/3/2013Two Events at Children’s hospital Kick-Off Busy Holiday Season | (PDF)
 
November
11/13/2013New Orleans-based art gallery unveils collection of donated works at Children's Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Doug and Cathy Gitter of Gitter Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana will join Batson Children’s Hospital representatives to unveil the “Healing...
11/13/2013Jackson Heart Study Leadership Transition News Conference | (PDF)
WHAT: News conference about leadership transition at the Jackson Heart Study 
 


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October
10/7/2013Breast cancer survivor, oncologist available to discuss awareness, prevention | (PDF)
WHAT: Breast cancer survivor, oncologist available to discuss awareness, prevention. Tour of Radiation Oncology facilities
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10/7/2013Nonprofit to collect 7,000 pairs of shoes for UMMC fundraiser | (PDF)
WHAT: The nonprofit organization Funds2Orgs will visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center to pick up 7,000 pairs of shoes that were...
10/4/2013Kohl’s Donates $17,425 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...
10/3/2013Disaster/life support mass casualty drill | (PDF)
WHAT: Disaster/life support mass casualty drill


10/2/2013Chicken nugget autopsy finds meat, bone, connective tissue, fat, and poor health implications | (PDF)
WHAT: Dr. Rick D. deShazo, UMMC distinguished professor of medicine and pediatrics, will discuss the ingredients and population-health implications...
September
9/10/2013Annual Good Neighbor Day benefits Children's Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Greenbrook Florist will be hosting the 20th Annual Good Neighbor Day
 

August
8/23/2013UMMC news conference on data breach | (PDF)
WHAT: Dr. James Keeton, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs, will discuss the accidental breach of students’ personal information.
8/19/2013Family of injured EMT to give statement | (PDF)
WHAT: The family of Jennifer Hesselbein will deliver a statement and take questions

8/16/2013Enchanted Evening Gala benefits children's hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Friends of Children’s Hospital’s signature event, Enchanted Evening, Presented by BankPlus, benefitting Batson Children’s Hospital will...
8/7/2013Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day Benefits Children's Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: During the 8th annual Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queen locations nationwide will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard sold to...
July
7/30/2013Ole Miss Football Players To Visit Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: A group of Ole Miss football players who live in the Jackson area will visit with patients in the activity rooms at Batson Children’s...
7/25/2013NBA Player Al Jefferson to Visit Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Mississippi native and Charlotte Hornets player Al Jefferson will visit children’s hospital patients.
7/17/2013Mississippi State Football Players Visit Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: Select players from the Mississippi State University football team will visit Batson Children’s Hospital patient and activity rooms.
 
7/15/2013Miss Mississippi Makes First Media Appearance at Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT:  The newly-crowned 2013 Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick of Fulton will visit Batson Children’s Hospital patients during a monthly birthday party...
May
5/23/2013UMMC 2013 Commencement | (PDF)
WHAT: UMMC Commencement 


5/13/2013Children’s Hospital Patient John Matthew Davis Jr. Named Mississippi Champion | (PDF)
WHAT:  Batson Children’s Hospital will introduce 9-year-old John Matthew Davis Jr. of Canton as the 2013 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®...
5/8/2013UMMC, Mississippi Center for Justice to announce Mississippi’s first-ever Medical-Legal Partnership
(Jackson, Miss.) – Join representatives from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Crossroads Clinics Central and Mississippi Center for...
April
4/26/2013UMMC Hosts Congenital Heart Conference | (PDF)
WHAT: A symposium on congenital heart disease hosted by the Children’s Heart Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
 
4/22/2013Ceremony of Thanksgiving for Anatomical Donors | (PDF)
WHAT: Ceremony of Thanksgiving for Anatomical Donors
4/4/2013American Idol alum visits Children's Hospital
WHAT: American Idol alum and Mississippi native Jasmine Murray will perform for and visit with patients.  
4/1/2013Prevent Child Abuse America Chapter formed in Mississippi | (PDF)
WHAT: Founding of Mississippi’s chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America in cooperation with the Children’s Justice Center at UMMC.
March
3/14/2013UMMC transplant team, liver recipient to speak at noon marking renewal of program | (PDF)
WHAT: UMMC’s first liver-transplant recipient in 22 years will discuss her experience along with Medical Center transplant team members.
February
2/26/2013Annual Radiothon Benefiting Children’s Hospital To Be Held | (PDF)
WHAT: Radio stations from across central Mississippi are joining forces for the 12th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. The event benefits...
2/15/2013Insurance company hosts 5th annual race to benefit Friends of Children's Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: The 5th Annual SouthGroup Insurance Make A Difference 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Kids Fun Run
2/13/2013Miss Mississippi to visit Children's Hospital during Valentine's Day party | (PDF)
WHAT:  Miss Mississippi Marie Wicks will visit Batson Children’s Hospital patients during the annual Valentine’s Day Party. 

2/4/2013IHOP National Pancake Day to Benefit Batson Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT:  For the eighth consecutive year IHOP will host National Pancake Day benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of which Batson...
January
1/31/2013More than 1,000 elementary students to receive free oral screenings at UMMC, Jackson Medical Mall | (PDF)
WHAT: An estimated 1,100 children from Dawson, Galloway and Walton elementary schools in Jackson will receive free dental care as part of Give Kids...
1/28/2013Walking For Kids charity to Present $25,000 CHECK to Children’s Hospital | (PDF)
WHAT: D.J. Gregory from the Walking for Kids charity will present $25,000 to Batson Children’s Hospital
1/25/2013Babalu and Table 100 donate $4,253 to Friends of Children's Hospital | (PDF)
MEDIA ALERT:  Babalu and Table 100 donate $4,253 to Friends of children’s hospital
1/18/2013Pounding the Pavement for a Cure cancer research donation | (PDF)
WHAT:  Two Jackson Preparatory School juniors who raised funds with a 5k race, Pounding the Pavement for a Cure, will make a donation to the UMMC...
1/17/2013UMMC to broadcast live heart procedure to international symposium | (PDF)
WHAT: A UMMC pediatric interventional cardiologist will perform two live procedures in Jackson that will be televised to the Pediatric and Adult...
1/4/2013Gov. Phil Bryant, UM Chancellor Dan Jones to break ground Monday for new School of Medicine building
WHAT: Gov. Phil Bryant, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and other state and local dignitaries to reveal plans and break ground for a...
1/3/2013Stress study in runners at UMMC includes Blues Marathon competitors | (PDF)
WHAT: Blues Marathon runners participating in a study of the effects of marathon training stress on the immune system will come in for a final...
1/2/2013Racers with spinal cord injuries starting 50-state marathon tour to speak at Rehab Center | (PDF)
WHAT: The University Rehabilitation Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will host a tour and presentation by three marathoners...