"Queen of GME" reduces hours, but not commitment

"Queen of GME" reduces hours, but not commitment

One patient who profoundly influenced Dr. Shirley Schlessinger's life is someone whose name she didn't learn and whose fate she doesn't know, but whose plight she'll never forget. That patient encounter decades ago thrust Schlessinger on the path...

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It's My Job: Pediatric Epilepsy Program

May 24, 2016
The Clarion-Ledger

How UMMC achieved a 400 percent ROI on analytics

May 3, 2016
HealthcareITNews.com

Teaching kitchen caters to UMMC students, Jackson

Feb 28, 2016
The Clarion-Ledger
Summer program serves up food for thought

Summer program serves up food for thought

Mary Katherine Kearce sat on the floor with her young students for the afternoon.“If you're a tightrope walker, what do you have to have?” the fourth-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, holding out her arms like a...

New addiction training collaboration benefits patients, psych residents

New addiction training collaboration benefits patients, psych residents

Over the past three years as a University of Mississippi Medical Center psychiatry resident, Dr. Chaz Richardson has seen a plethora of patients who cope with prescription or “street” drug addictions.“Addiction is one of those things in Mississippi...

New pediatric clinic: Simple solution to coordinate complex cases

New pediatric clinic: Simple solution to coordinate complex cases

Parents juggling multiple medical appointments for a child seeing several subspecialists get hit with needs of other family members, job demands and, for some, the challenges of making a lengthy trip to Jackson if home is hours away.Doctors have...

FIXing genes: a first at UMMC

FIXing genes: a first at UMMC

This spring, Ryan Hallock helped bulldoze 10 acres of land. He felt sore afterwards, the usual aches and pains that come from hard labor, but otherwise fine.“Last year if I did that, I would be down for a whole week with joint pain,” said Hallock,...


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Video: Miss Mississippi starts reign with Batson visit

Video: Miss Mississippi starts reign with Batson visit

Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis surprised Children’s Cancer Center patients by making Batson Children’s Hospital her first official visit since being crowned June 25. Having had orthognathic surgery at UMMC in her teens, Lewis said the state’s only children’s hospital will be a priority for her as she promotes her platform of mentoring.

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Photos: Coach Hugh Freeze Visits Batson

Photos: Coach Hugh Freeze Visits Batson

Batson Children’s Hospital patients packed activity rooms Wednesday to cheer on Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze. In town to support Friends of Children’s Hospital’s “Ice Cream with Friends” fundraiser this month at Sal & Mookie’s, the football coach...


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What an amazing afternoon of special visitors for our patients today at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children! Mississippi State Football and Southern Miss Football stopped by to spend some time with patients and their families. #HailState and #SMTTT could be heard all over the hospital. We appreciate y'all taking some time to brighten up some awesome kids' day. Mississippi State University The University of Southern Mississippi

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It's always good to have a football handy when you run into University of Mississippi ~ Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Just ask longtime #HottyToddy fan and Batson patient Madison Manning, 19 of Ellisville. Thanks, Coach, for stopping by today!

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Members of the first class of the pediatric nurse practitioner program in the University of Mississippi School of Nursing spend the afternoon with coffee and textbooks (three thick, heavy textbooks that are now fully adorned with dozens of multi-colored tabs for quick reference) while studying for their pediatric acute care class. We hope they have super strong backpacks! Pictured are, from right, Amanda Hodges of Flowood, Brennan Williams and Margurite Baker, both of Brandon, and Brandi Guyton of Gluckstadt (when asked about her last name's connection to one of UMMC's most famous last names she said "My husband said that the relation is VERY distant").

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RT @HailStateFB: Bulldogs catching some fish at @BlairEBatson

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Jack Powell of Gulfport gets a #SMTTT group of visitors during @SouthernMissFB's visit to @BlairEBatson today.

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.@BlairEBatson patient Colin Henderson of Brandon, a huge #HailState fan, gets a visit from Bully & @CoachDanMullen

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RT @CDFLPlus: Today on the Blog: Project Update | UMMC School of Medicine bit.ly/29WD8AC @UMMCnews #powerofplus

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Thank you @CoachHughFreeze for visiting the kids today! Patient Madison Manning had a football ready @BlairEBatson

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