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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Gabrielle Smith became UMMC’s youngest patient to undergo a heart transplant less than a month after a tragic house fire claimed the lives of her parents and one of her sisters. Now a year old, she’s thriving thanks to the care of the Children’s Heart Center and her great aunt and guardian, Cindy Thompson of Bassfield. Read More
Decades have passed since the Mississippi State Hospital for the Insane in Jackson closed. Many of the patients who died there came to a lonely and unmarked end. But today, more and more of their descendants are coming forward to restore their history in a Medical Center-led effort advanced by the awarding of a federal grant. Read More
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.
Published on 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.
Century Club Charities, host of the Sanderson Farms Championship, made history Thursday, presenting its fifth donation of more than $1 million in five years to Friends of Children’s Hospital. Since tournament host Century Club Charities announced Sanderson Farms as the tournament’s title sponsor in 2013, more than $6.2 million has been donated to support Batson Children’s Hospital.
Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019
If you’ve ever feared that leftover food from Medical Center cafeterias always goes to waste, you may be interested to learn that, because of one student’s initiative, tons of it is now going to some of the people who need it most.
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