19th Annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon

What is the Mississippi Miracles Radiothon?
On-air personalities from Mix 98.7 and Radio People stations across Mississippi gather at Batson Children’s Hospital each year to share stories of hope and healing. We give patients and families a platform to share their stories and celebrate life and lives that have been touched thanks to the giving hearts of Mississippians. We give YOU the opportunity to invest in the future of Mississippi when you support Batson Children’s Hospital by becoming a Miracle Giving Club Member at $15 a month or more (you can also give by making a one time gift of any amount). You give the amount that fits your budget.

What is Children’s of Mississippi?
Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, encompasses all the pediatric services available at UMMC and at clinical sites throughout Mississippi. At the heart of these services is Batson Children’s Hospital, the state’s only hospital devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured children. The Children’s of Mississippi network brings specialized clinical care for children to communities across the state, making it easier for families to get the treatment they need closer to home.

Jamie Beck’s Mom and Dad Share Their Story
“I wasn’t a parent of a special needs child, before I had a special needs child. And then one day my world just shattered and I didn’t know that there was going to be this great hospital that was going to say ‘Ok, you’re going through this really tough thing but we’re here and your child’s going to be fine.”

New Year. New Home. Same Miracles.
Children’s of Mississippi is growing! We are raising funds for dramatic enhancements to the state’s only hospital for children, opening THIS FALL! Right now, we’ve reached over 75% of the goal for the Growth Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi and need your help to get over the finish line.

Here are the improvement goals you support when you pledge your financial support

  • NICU Improvements.  Children’s has the only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the state. For current day standards, the space was designed to accomodate 30 infants. The hospital averages 80 infants. The expansion will include 88 private rooms for NICU patients. 
  • PICU Improvements.  The only pediatric intesive care (PICU) in the state for children suffering from traumatic or critical illness currently has only 8 private rooms, meaning many kids recover in an open ward. Batson’s new PICU will include 32 new rooms, with a dozen of these devoted to the Children’s Heart Center.
  • Imaging Suite. The expansion will include a pediatric imaging suite, eliminating the need to transport patients a quarter of a mile to the adult imaging area.  Having a pediatric-dedicated child-friendly imaging area will also reduce the need for anesthesia with the availability of creative distraction devices.
  • Surgical Suite. The expansion will include a pediatric surgical center with 10 large pediatric operating rooms, 3 procedure rooms, and a catheterization lab.
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Clinic. A “one-stop” specialty outpatient clinic located in the hospital will eliminate the need for children with chronic conditions to visit multiple locations for treatment.

Luke and Caroline Puckett’s Mom Share Their Story
“The PICU here saved her life. They really have been like a wonderful family to us.”

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