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Indicating a life well lived, these photos trace Dr. Blair E. Batson from childhood to medical leader.

Batson legacy lives on in UMMC, statewide pediatric advancements

Monday, January 14, 2019

Dr. Blair E. Batson was hailed for his medical leadership and his love for others during a memorial service last Friday at the student union. Named chair of pediatrics when UMMC opened in 1955, Batson was instrumental in opening the state’s first children’s hospital in 1968 and Batson Children’s Hospital in 1997 and in training thousands of physicians. Read More

Refurbished newspaper machines get new lives as Children's little libraries

Refurbished newspaper machines get new lives as Children's little libraries

Monday, January 14, 2019

After a little elbow grease, paint and ingenuity, former Clarion-Ledger newspaper machines are now putting books into the hands of Children’s of Mississippi outpatients at Batson Children’s Hospital. Jackson Academy freshman John Moak Scarbrough and his father, John Scarbrough, Friends of Children’s Hospital treasurer, refurbished the vending machines as an Eagle Scout project aimed at helping patients and boosting literacy. Read More

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In CONSULT, readers will have the opportunity to learn more about the cutting-edge clinical advances, innovative educational programs and groundbreaking research occurring at UMMC. Plus, CONSULT will regularly showcase our experts' best advice for living a healthy and mindful life. Read More