BankPlus check card raises $627,195 for Friends of Children's Hospital

BankPlus check card raises $627,195 for Friends of Children's Hospital

It's a story of the "little check card that could," according to BankPlus President and CEO Bill Ray.

UM, UMMC schools engage elementary students at Delta career fair

UM, UMMC schools engage elementary students at Delta career fair

Students and faculty from the University of Mississippi and University of Mississippi Medical Center did their part to inspire elementary students last week at a medical careers fair in Clarksdale.  "We are embarking on a bit of an adventure by...

MIND Center has fantastic Knight!

MIND Center has fantastic Knight!

By the time Gladys Knight was singing her farewell to Jackson Sunday night, the audience was cheering, some people were dancing and thousands of dollars were raised to fight Alzheimer's disease. "The event was a wonderful success. We had a sold-out...

On Match Day, suspense reigns as med students reveal residency fates

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Hip digs to be a hop from UMMC, Fondren shopping scene

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Video: Rain doesn't dampen 33rd annual Mal's St. Paddy's Parade, Festival

Video: Rain doesn't dampen 33rd annual Mal's St. Paddy's Parade, Festival

Batson Children’s Hospital volunteers didn’t let the rain get them down as they led the 33rd annual Mal's St. Paddy's Parade through the rainy streets of Jackson. Volunteers sold T-shirts and beads and collected donations for Mississippi's only children's hospital. This “City Sweep” was one of many events centered around the parade that benefits Batson.

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An inaugural medical careers fair was designed to expose children in the Mississippi Delta to a variety of health-care professions. Students and faculty from the University of Mississippi ~ Ole Miss and UMMC were present to discuss potential careers with students at Kirkpatrick Elementary, a school in the Clarksdale School District that received a federal grant to be reorganized into a magnet school with a theme of health and medical science.

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$627,195!!! Thank you BankPlus. Two-time Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants and huge friend of Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children Eli Manning, tall guy in the back, poses with representatives from BankPlus, Friends of Children's Hospital and UMMC following an event announcing the proceeds generated over the past 3 1/2 years from the Friends CheckCard issued by BankPlus. The card costs $12 annually, with 100% of that fee going to the fund, and BankPlus makes a five cents donation each time the card is used.

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The Women's Foundation of Mississippi named Dr. Michelle Owens, associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at UMMC, as one of their Women of Vision for 2015. Recognized for her work with the foundation on reducing the teen pregnancy rate in Mississippi, Dr. Owens also appears weekly on Southern Remedy | MPB to address health issues facing women in the South.

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RT @tatereeves: .@UMMCnews Spoke to prospective med students on staying in Mississippi as doctors. We need our best & brightest here

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$627,195!! @BankPlus donated that today to @FriendsofCH_MS & @BlairEBatson as proceeds from its Friends CheckCard.

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RT @EWagsterPettus: "You're going to have a new leader who cares about this state," Dr. James Keeton, intro'ing Dr. Louann Woodward, new head of UMMC. #msleg

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RT @EWagsterPettus: MS Senate is honoring Dr. James Keeton, retiring as vice chancellor of University of Mississippi Medical Center. #msleg

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We have @Giants great #EliManning visiting with children at @BlairEBatson. So grateful for his support!

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