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The Van Devender family includes, from left, William Van Devender and wife Meredith; McGee Van Devender, held by grandfather Billy Van Devender with wife Mollie; and Laura and Tommy Stansell. In front are sisters CeCe, Emery and Mollie Stansell. Not pictured: Clinton and Caroline Van Devender, Anne and Jack Stanton and their children, Edmond and Frances.

Child's prayer leads to $1.5M Children's of Mississippi expansion gift

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spotting the Children’s of Mississippi logo atop Batson Children’s Hospital, Cece Stansell began praying for the patients under that rainbow on her way to school each day. The 7-year-old’s concern inspired her family to donate $1.5 million toward the expansion of pediatric care at UMMC.

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Tia Richardson, left, and Jonnie Miller, physician schedulers, confer at the new Jackson Medical Mall Access Center.

New access center improves patients' scheduling experiences

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Patients who try to get appointments to see UMMC providers shouldn’t experience less than admirable service. An additional access center for scheduling aims to improve communication and better prepare schedulers to get patients where they need to go with a smile - even if the patients can’t see it.

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