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Thriving after heart transplant, tragic fire, Gabbi Smith turns 1

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

During a recent visit to UMMC, Wayne Lee, left, and John Lee examine historical documents related to the asylum that had housed their grandfather, John Benedict Whitfill.

Asylum Hill grant boosts mission to record descendants’ stories

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

Batson legacy lives on in UMMC, statewide pediatric advancements

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

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

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.

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019

Sanderson Farms Championship host sets record with $1.25 M gift to Friends of Children’s Hospital

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

Student-led food drive diverts surplus to soup kitchen

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.

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Emergency campus blood drive to allow UMMC community to give back

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019

UMMC growing its robotic surgery program and necessary expertise

Published on Monday, January 7, 2019

SOD to offer free week of care during Dental Mission Week

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019

The best things in life – liver transplants included - are worth the wait

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Firsts, records dot UMMC’s 2018 top stories list

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sepsis study’s design “future” of clinical trials

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Carr driven to take dental hygiene chair post

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

New program teaches kids to stop, think before making risky decisions

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Rural opioid disorder patients benefit from in-person, telehealth visit combo

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018

New committee’s goal: Improve cancer care through communication

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Primary defection: Young adults choose convenience over commitment

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Video: Children with Down syndrome make strides with PT faculty's grant

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

Photos: Hoopsters, Santa help brighten season at Children's Hospital

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Two frames of mind: State Hall of Fame dedicates Guyton, Hardy portraits

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Medical Center does deep dive into data

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Surgery offers new outlook for children facing head, face deformities

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Poise in the wilderness: Students scout out rescue, life-saving skills

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Mobile clinic provides much-needed, convenient care for young and old

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover calls SON dean role ‘greatest privilege of my life’

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2018