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Benson Charitable Foundation Makes $1M Gift to Children's of Mississippi

A playground at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s seven-story pediatric expansion will be a reminder of the generosity of two organizations: The Gayle & Tom Benson Charitable Foundation and Sanderson Farms.

Little hearts, many experts: Children’s Heart Center grows to meet needs

Kingston, who has had four open-heart surgeries to correct a congenital heart defect, and Gabbi and Jharad, who as infants had heart transplants, are among the many patients of Children’s of Mississippi’s Children’s Heart Center.

Anatomy of change: Pull-schedule session starts peds tower transition

The human anatomy is made of systems working in concert, each depending on the performance of others. Pediatric hospitals are no different.

UMMC pediatric expansion grows to full seven-story height

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s $180 million pediatric expansion may be building on the progress of the past, but the tower, now reaching its full seven-story height, is built with the future in mind.

Maternal Fetal Medicine brings care team together for mothers, babies

Kara McGuffee was in love with her son’s face from first sight. “Look at his hair,” she said to her obstetrician, Dr. Rachael Morris of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. “And those eyes!”

Photos: Colorful sigs make patients, providers part of peds expansion

A rainbow-colored beam-signing party June 6 kicked off preparations for "Growing Up Together," a celebration of UMMC’s seven-story pediatric expansion topping off.

New CNO brings hospital expansion experience to Children’s of Mississippi

Ellen Hansen, Children’s of Mississippi’s new chief nursing and clinical services officer, may be more prepared than most for UMMC’s pediatric expansion.

Children’s Heart growth, leadership attract second pediatric heart surgeon

Working with a mentor in a children’s heart program that’s moving into a state-of-the-art children’s hospital expansion added up to an opportunity Dr. Mohammed Ghanamah was excited to take.

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

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

O'Donnell's $1M gift to benefit new PICU cardiac wing

Dave and Priscilla O’Donnell are committed to the construction of a new seven-story children’s tower adjacent to Batson Children’s Hospital, and have expressed this commitment with a $1 million gift to the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi. With this gift they are funding the Priscilla and David O’Donnell Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Cardiac Wing.

Work May Begin Soon on Mississippi Children's Hospital Wing

Work could begin by the end of the year on a $180 million expansion of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's hospital for children, officials said Tuesday...

At Batson Hospital’s 20th anniversary, Children’s of Mississippi reaching to future with construction

The state's only children's hospital opened its doors 20 years ago with a dedication ceremony May 16, 1997, and has provided care to thousands of ill and injured children since. Building on its history, Children's of Mississippi has construction plans that will ensure that the state's children have access to state-of-the-art care far into the future.

UMMC philanthropist among Children’s of Mississippi campaign supporters

Robbie Hughes recently made a generous gift to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, specifically to the Children's of Mississippi $100 million capital campaign.

Thankful Triplett siblings make $1 million gift to children's campaign

Liz Triplett Walker has always had strong ties to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children's of Mississippi. She spent 13 years at UMMC as an oncology social worker...

Friends of Children's Hospital pledges $20 million to capital campaign

Friends of Children's Hospital, a nonprofit group dedicated to raising funds for Batson Children's Hospital, has committed to raising $20 million over the next 10 years...

Eli, Abby Manning pledge $1M to Children's of Mississippi's 'Growing' capital campaign

A winning play for the health of Mississippi's children was announced today as Eli and Abby Manning made a personal pledge of $1 million to the Children's of Mississippi $100 million capital campaign...

$100M Children’s of Mississippi campaign starts with $10M Sanderson gift

Joe and Kathy Sanderson are chairing a $100 million fundraising campaign for Children's of Mississippi, the umbrella organization that includes all pediatric care at UMMC and Batson Children's Hospital...

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