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Winter 2014

The Under the Rainbow publication is published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publication highlights clinical practice, research and community support initiatives for Batson Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Mississippi and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Ideas for stories are welcome and may be submitted by email to Jen Hospodor.


Under the Rainbow Archives

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Jacob Partlow, 2014 Children's Miracle Network Champion for Mississippi
Jacob Partlow, 2014 Children's Miracle Network Champion for Mississippi

He's a Survivor

Jacob Partlow was her “miracle baby” the day he was born two months premature, Olevia Williams says.

A Well-Deserved Honor

Dr. Paul Parker didn’t realize what was going on, even when his wife suggested he wear his new shirt and long pants to what he thought was a cookout with friends.

How Far We’ve Come (We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby)

You remember the searches in the sky, hunting from the helicopter for the hospital until the landmarks loomed below: the old silos and the big hamburger joint across the street.

A Series of Doors

Dr. Hans-Georg Bock retired in July after 31 years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, but he didn’t dance out the door. In fact, just 10 days before his final day at work – his office strewn with creaking chairs and files and books – he still hadn’t packed a single thing.

Under the Rainbow, In the News - Fall 2014

A kaleidoscope of significant news from Batson.

A Little Sunshine Fall 2014

Snapshots of visitors and events that brightened the lives of our patients

Inspiring Hope, Saving Lives

Support from our community is instrumental to our success. These connections with you, our supporters, inspire hope in our hearts and those of our patients and, in turn, save lives.

Q&A: Rick Boyte

Dr. Rick Boyte, professor of pediatrics, is the division chief of pediatric palliative medicine at Batson Children’s Hospital, where he has worked for 20 years.