The Under the Rainbow publication is published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publication highlights clinical practice, research and community support initiatives for Batson Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Mississippi and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
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Suzan Thames, honorary chairman of the Friends board, Dr. Owen B. Evans, center, chair emeritus of pediatrics, and Sara Ray, Friends board chair, visit with patients, from left, Mary Morgan Koskovich, Braylen Roberts and Molly Schade.
When Dr. Owen B. Evans became chair of pediatrics in 1989, he wanted three things – the department’s first computer, its first printer and an official fundraising group for the children’s hospital. The computer and printer are long gone, but Friends of Children’s Hospital just celebrated its 25th birthday.
It is a well-known fact Mississippians struggle with all manner of health problems. New and long-standing efforts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are going back to the basics and confronting the problems with one of the best weapons we have - breast milk.
If your elementary schooler is knock-kneed, or your toddler's gait seems strange, just how concerned should you be - and is it worth driving for hours to consult a specialist?
A new program out of the University of Mississippi Medical Center is targeting one of the most troubling issues facing Mississippi kids - obesity. Wellness & Weight is a multidisciplinary program specifically designed to take an intensive approach toward fighting obesity among children.
Abigail Morgan's mama and daddy knew early on she'd need heart surgery to repair life-threatening defects. But when the 2-year-old was wheeled into surgery Nov. 10 at Batson Children's Hospital, what would normally be a terrifying experience for Michelle and Seth Morgan was much less traumatic. That's because their only child's chest would not be cut open, standard procedure for closing a hole between the collecting chambers (atria) in a child's heart and repairing her mitral valve.
A kaleidoscope of significant news from Batson.
Snapshots of visitors and events that brightened the lives of our patients
DJs from The Radio People’s ten stations across central Mississippi celebrated Batson patients who “Never Give Up” during the 14th Annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon in March. The 39-hour broadcast raised a record $456,879 in support from the community. The money funds equipment, research and programs that ensure Batson Children’s Hospital will be able to provide the most advanced care to all of Mississippi’s children.
Support from our community is instrumental to our success. These connections with you, our supporters, inspire hope in our hearts and those of our patients and, in turn, save lives.
Dr. Nina Washington, assistant professor of pediatrics, is one of only two pediatric rheumatologists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.