Kid Captains Cheer Revitalized Heart Program at Batson Children’s Hospital at MSU Game

Produced by Jim Albritton | The new congenital heart program at Batson Children’s Hospital means children like the two kid captains at the Mississippi State/Arkansas football game no longer have to leave the state for complex heart surgeries and heart transplants anymore. | http://facebook.com/batsonhospital | http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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Kid Captains Represent Children’s Cancer Center, Batson Children’s Hospital at Ole Miss

Produced by Jim Albritton | Two 12-year-old Mississippians—both cancer survivors—represented the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson Children’s Hospital at an Ole Miss football game. But their journey to the field began years earlier. | http://facebook.com/batsonhospital | http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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BREAKING NEWS | Santa Institute News Conference Reveals Mysteries of Santa Clause

Produced by Jim Albritton | We interrupt your regular programming for breaking news from the prestigious Santa Institute at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. A hastily arranged press conference promises to deliver startling news about a Kris Kringle, apparently the assumed name of one Santa Claus. A team of researchers are set to reveal the science of Santa. | http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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Emergency Department at Batson Children’s Hospital Triples in Size to Meet Mississippi’s Growing Need

Produced by Jim Albritton | Batson Children’s Hospital triples the size of Mississippi’s only level one emergency department and trauma unit thanks to million dollar matching grants from the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation and the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation. Their generous donations, along with millions more from other donors and community groups, funded the 16,000 square-foot, $5.8 million state-of-the-art facility. |http://childrens.umc.edu

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NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning Visits Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

Produced by Jim Albritton | New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning visited patients at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Mississippi’s only children’s hospital is home to the Eli Manning Children’s Clinics. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu or http://foch.org.

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Emeril Lagasse Visits Batson Children’s Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Famed celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse visits the Blair E. Batson Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi just days before the Viking Classic gets underway in Madison. The PGA event benefits the state’s only children’s hospital. For more information, go to http://vikingclassic.com orhttp://childrenshospital.umc.

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Nurses Play Critical Role in Mississippi’s Only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Produced by Jim Albritton | Nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson play a critical role in the care and treatment of Mississippi’s most critically ill and injured children. Some like the constant activity or learning opportunities the PICU offers, but all are there to help children win the fight for life. To learn more about nursing opportunities in the PICU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, go to http://nurses.umc.edu.

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St. Joseph Catholic School Dance Marathon Benefits Batson Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison, Mississippi organized a Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon to benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson. Students raised more than $10,000 during the first-ever event of its kind in Mississippi. To learn more about organizing a dance marathon for the state’s only children’s hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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CMN Champion to Represent Mississippi’s Sick and Injured Kids at White House, Disney World

by Jim Albritton | Former Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children patient Sydney Gholar was named the Children’s Miracle Network Champion for Mississippi at a ceremony at Sam’s Club in Pearl. As Champion, the seven year-old cancer survivor will represent the state’s sick and injured kids at the White House, Walt Disney World and all across the state for the next year. To learn more about Children’s Miracle Network, Champions Across America or the Batson Hospital, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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New Ole Miss Mascot Makes Debut at Batson Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Rebel, the University of Mississippi’s new mascot, made his debut at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, visiting patients in the Jackson hospital’s lobby and in their rooms. | http://childrenshospital.umc.edu

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Zippity Doo Dah Parade Brings Sweet Potato Queens to Fondren, Benefits Batson Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | The inaugural Zippity Doo Dah Parade brought Sweet Potato Queens and their wannabes to Jackson, Mississippi’s Fondren neighborhood for a unique Mardi Gras-style nighttime parade that featured fun-loving women out for a good time and a good cause. Proceeds from the parade and related festivities benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. For more information, go to http://zippitydoodahparade.com or http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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A New Sub Named Mississippi, Japan Relief and Mississippi Navy Week at Batson Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | A rear admiral, the prospective commanding officer of a submarine under construction named Mississippi and other US Navy personnel visited the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children to kick-off the first Navy Week in Mississippi. For more information, go tohttp://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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Queen’s Classymates Donate $20,000 to Batson Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Queen’s Classymates, a group of Sweet Potato Queen wannabes who grew up with Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne donated $20,000 they raised for the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Mississippi. Their check presentation comes just days before the inaugural Zippity Doo Dah Parade rolls through the streets of Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood. Go to http://zippitydoodahparade.com for more information.

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FINAL TOTAL | MISSISSIPPI MIRACLES RADIOTHON 2011

Produced by Jim Albritton | A quick look at the total amount raised for the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the 2011 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. Included are final words from the DJs at Mix98.7, Y101.7 and US96.3 as well as Radiothon volunteers, patients and staff. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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BEHIND THE SCENES | Mississippi Miracles Radiothon 2011 | Day One

Produced by Jim Albritton | A behind the scenes look at the first day of the 2011 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon which benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Radio People stations in Jackson and Meridian broadcast the three-day, 39-hour Radionthon from the hospital’s lobby each March. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

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