Produced by Jim Albritton | University Heart, one of the most advanced cardiac care centers in the nation formally opens at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The 49,000 square-foot, $15 million diagnostic and treatment facility consolidates heart services on the sprawling medical center campus in a state-of-the-art three-story building adjacent to University Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Celebrity chef and Jackson native Cat Cora returned home to Jackson to raise money for a School of Nursing scholarship fund at the University of Mississippi Medical Center named in honor of her mother and grandmother. Mississippi Culanthropy, a culinary philanthropic event at Table 100, featured eight of the city's top chefs. Before the event, Cat Cora toured the School of Nursing with her mother, Dr. Viginia Lee Cora, UMMC professor emeritus of nursing.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Miss Mississippi joined Batson Children's Hospital patients, families and supporters for Dairy Queen's annual Miracle Treat Day—all to raise money for the state's only children's hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Four block parties, 30 bands, local artists, great food and shopping brought hundreds to Jackson, Mississippi's Fondren neighborhood for "Fondren After 5."
Produced by Jim Albritton | Archie and Olivia Manning announced the launch of a campaign to boost the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health of the state’s residents. This new partnership between the Mannings and UMMC will raise money to battle a variety of health-care challenges frequently confronted by the Medical Center, such as heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension, cancer, dementia and many more. For more information, or to participate in The Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, visit manningsforhealth.org.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The i-Limb Ultra Revolution, a bionic hand, is a game changer for patients at Methodist Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Coach Dan Mullen, his wife Megan, and the Mississippi State University football team visit Batson Children's Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Jasmine Murray visited sick and injured kids at the state's only children's hospital just days after being crowned Miss Mississippi 2014. It was her first official appearance, but not her first time at Batson Children's Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Five Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics athletes scored big at the 2014 Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The team set records and brought home medals in running, powerlifting, discus, javelin, swimming, archery, table tennis and sitting volleyball.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Athletes on the Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics team won big at the 2014 Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. | http://methodistonline.org
Produced by Jim Albritton | There are all kinds of pilgrimages. For me, it was the Malibu beach where the ending of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes was shot.
Here are 10 Mississippi events that shouldn’t be missed (in no particular order). Of course, there are a lot more than 10. Give us time, we’ll get to all of them.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Dr. Rick Boyte, chief of pediatric palliative care at Batson Children's Hospital talks about a program that offers patients hope, meaning and a Legacy.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The newly dedicated "Wall of Heroes" honors children who have become organ donors at Batson Children's Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.