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Good Neighbor Day | A Jackson Florist Planted a Seed That's Blossomed Around the World

Produced by Jim Albritton | Like so many things, Good Neighbor Day started in Mississippi and spread around the world. In 1994, Brook Jacobs Sr, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, had a simple idea that caught on and blossomed quickly.

Go to our Facebook Photo Gallery to see photos of the 2012 Good Neighbor Day at Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Good Neighbor Day 2012 at Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, Mississippi.



28-Year-Old DC Resident Has Second Congenital Heart Surgery at Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Smiles all around for Kelli Walker and her physicians at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Just four days earlier, this 28-year-old from the Washington, DC area, had open-heart surgery to replace a pulmonary valve she received 14 years ago at Mississippi's only children's hospital. 


'Give Kids a Smile Day' Brings 775 Elementary Students to the Dental School 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A day at the dentist can be a little scary, especially if you've never been before. But the students and staff at the Dental School at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, putting young patients at ease is nothing new. They've been doing it for 10 years and on a large scale. | http://dentistry.umc.edu


‪Rush to Brush Benefits Pediatric Dentistry at Batson Children's Hospital‬ 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The 10th annual Rush to Brush 5K run, walk and one-mile fun run benefits the pediatric dentistry program at Batson Children's Hospital. It's the only dental specialty training program in the state dedicated to providing oral health care of children with special health care needs.  


Emergency Department at Batson Children's Hospital Triples in Size to Meet Mississippi's Growing Need 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Batson Children's Hospital triples the size of Mississippi's only level one emergency department and trauma unit thanks to million dollar matching grants from the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation and the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation. Their generous donations, along with millions more from other donors and community groups, funded the 16,000 square-foot, $5.8 million state-of-the-art facility. |


The Band Perry Visits Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Nominated for five Country Music Association Awards, The Band Perry, visited sick and injured kids at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The sibling trio--Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry--were born in Ridgeland, Mississippi and their father, Dr. Steve Perry, was a pediatric resident at UMMC. Together they toured Batson Children's Hospital while in Jackson to perform at the Mississippi State Fair. 


Antidepressants Exposure Linked to Brain, Behavioral Abnormalities in Developing Rats

Produced by Jim Albritton | A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco shows that rats given a popularly prescribed antidepressant during development exhibit brain abnormalities and behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorders. The findings suggest that taking a certain class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs during pregnancy might be one factor contributing to a dramatic rise in these developmental disorders in children.


Behind the Scenes | Winona Boy is First to Benefit From Mississippi's New Pediatric Heart Transplant Program

Produced by Jim Albritton | Malcolm Jones is the first child to receive a heart transplant at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in eight years. The 13 year-old Winona boy's transplant signals the reactivation of the pediatric heart transplant program by the congenital heart surgery team at Batson Children's Hospital. | For more information, go to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Revell Ace Hardware Salutes Mississippi's Champion, Raises Money for Batson Children's Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Revell Ace Hardware kicked-off its annual fundraising campaign for Children's Miracle Network and Batson Children's Hospital at its Clinton store with a ceremony honoring 7 year-old Sydney Gholar—a former Batson cancer patient—who will represent the hospital and sick or injured kids all over the state as Mississippi's Champion at the White House and at Walt Disney World.


Eli Manning Visits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

Produced by Jim Albritton | New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning visited patients at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Mississippi's only children's hospital is home to the Eli Manning Children's Clinics. For more information, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu or http://foch.org.


Nurses Play Critical Role in Mississippi's Only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Produced by Jim Albritton | Nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson play a critical role in the care and treatment of Mississippi's most critically ill and injured children. Some like the constant activity or learning opportunities the PICU offers, but all are there to help children win the fight for life. To learn more about nursing opportunities in the PICU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, go to http://nurses.umc.edu.


UMMC, Health Department and Other Mississippi Agencies Respond to the 2011 Flood

Produced by Jim Albritton | Multiple Mississippi state agencies set up a base camp in Yazoo City to respond to flooding caused by the Mississippi River and its tributaries including the Yazoo River. Working together, agencies used the flood as a backdrop for training exercises. The State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT) set up Mississippi MED-1, a field hospital. SMAT is a joint operation of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health.


Dragon Boat Regatta Brings Co-workers Together at the Ross Barnett Reservoir

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 30 companies and hundreds of employees competed in the 2011 Dragon Boat Regatta at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the race is fast becoming one of central Mississippi's most popular annual events. | ‪http://newsocracy.org


The Santa Institute Mockumentary 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A dedicated team of top researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center study the science of Santa at the world-renowned Santa Institute. Each year they announce their findings at a global news conference seen by millions around the world. Questions for the team? All will be answered up until December 22, 2010. Send them to santainstitute@umc.edu.


The Santa Institute Newsreel 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Researchers who have dedicated their careers to studying the science of Santa are preparing for their annual worldwide news conference at the Santa Institute at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Using the latest technology, the scientists at the Institute are working to unlock the mysteries of Santa Claus. They seek to discover how Santa visits every child on Earth in one night, how he knows if they've been naughty or nice and how his reindeer fly. In recent years they've had many breakthroughs and have developed a number of devices that are beginning to be put into every day use, including the "Naughty or Nice Detector." Findings from their latest studies will be released at a global news conference on December 3.