About Friends

About Friends 2Friends of Children’s Hospital members, sponsors and supporters join with Batson Children’s Hospital every day to meet the extraordinary needs of caring for Mississippi’s sick and injured children. Together, we’ve raised more than $15 million to improve children’s health care by building statewide community support through voluntarism, fundraising events and awareness efforts.

Contributions have purchased state-of-the art equipment, built facilities and provided services for all pediatric patients. Since its founding in 1989, Friends has helped meet specific needs from the very small, which add that extra caring touch to the very large, which anticipate the future health care needs of Mississippi’s children.

Patient & Family Care Capital Projects Academics & Research
Coffee for each patient floor Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children D. Jeanette Pullen Chair of Oncology
Decorate lobby for Christmas Pediatric Surgical Center Susan B. Thames Chair of Pediatrics
Salary support for Child Life Eli Manning Children’s Clinics Paul Parker Chair of Gastroenterology
Activity room supplies Children’s Heart Center James. E. Keeton Chair of Pediatric Urology
H.U.G.S Program Expansion & Renovation of Emergency Department
Patient Education & Entertainment System University Hospital Chapel Renovation
Pediatric Palliative Care Van
Educational Services for Ventilator Patients
Pediatric Patient Needs Fund
Beads of Courage Program for Children’s Cancer Clinic
Pediatric Palliative Care Van