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Michelle Welander gets new titles

Michelle Welander, a long-time nurse and leader at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named chief nursing and clinical services officer of Batson Children’s Hospital and its statewide network of clinics, Children’s of Mississippi. She succeeds Terri Gillespie, who was named the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer of the adult ...

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Terri Gillespie ready for challenge as top nursing officer at UMMC adult hospitals

Terri Gillespie, the new chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center adult hospitals, comes to the task of supervising 2,500 nurses with personal knowledge of what it means to stand in their shoes on the front lines of nursing. “Terri has a unique combination of skills earned through her experience as a ...

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Gov. Bryant hosts second annual 5K Run for Health

  Gov. Phil Bryant will host his second annual “Governor Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health” on Saturday, April 27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. Pre-race ceremonies, including a donation to Baton Children’s Hospital, begin at 7:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. followed by a Kid’s Mile at 9 a.m. and awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.Who: ...

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(VIDEO) Christmas trees are going fast!

The Mississippi Fairgrounds has once again become a mecca for Christmas tree enthusiasts from across the state. Rankin County farmers Roy and A.B. Nichols are set up inside the old livestock barn selling Fraser, Douglas and Leland fir trees from farms in North Carolina and Oregon. A portion of the sales are contributed each year to the Blair E. Batson ...

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Expansion open at Batson Children's Hospital

JACKSON — Batson Children’s Hospital says its pediatric emergency department and trauma unit have tripled in size now that a $5.8 million expansion is complete. University of Mississippi Medical Center spokeswoman Jennifer Hospodor (HOS-poh-dohr) says the 16,000-square-foot facility was fully open for the first time Thursday, after weeks of moving in. It replaces a children’s emergency room built in 1982 ...

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