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Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
University of Mississippi Medical Center
When Batson Hospital opened its doors in 1997, pediatric surgery shared surgical facilities with the nearby adult hospital. This required young patients to be transported across campus for their surgical needs, which meant being separated from their families during procedures and pre- and post-operative periods. The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is the only hospital in the state devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured youngsters. The hospital averages 9,000 admissions a year and nearly 80,000 children are treated in its clinics and emergency room annually. Patients come from all of Mississippi’s 82 counties to receive comprehensive medical care for everything from common childhood illnesses to serious trauma and life-threatening or chronic illnesses.
Batson Hospital provides care in more than 30 specialty areas, including newborn medicine, pediatric cardiology, neurology and surgery. It houses the state’s only pediatric intensive care unit and emergency department along with Mississippi's only pediatric treatment programs for cancer, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, congenital heart defects and more. Batson Hospital is a teaching and research hospital and many of the treatment programs available here are not available anywhere else in Mississippi. The hospital is filled with the state-of-the-art equipment and the staff works hard to fulfill our mission of family-centered care. Pediatric clinics also have undergone a renovation. The state-of-the-art, 15,600-square-foot Eli Manning Children's Clinics are a critical component of health care delivery for more than 75,000 Mississippi children. Pediatricians work alongside pediatric specialists in the clinics to provide kid-focused care, including well-child visits, a vaccination program and acute care in orthopaedics, cardiology and endocrinology.
Department of Pediatrics: http://pediatrics.umc.edu/
Appointment Request: 888-815-2005