About Friends

Friends 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 nearly $20 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
Sidney Allen and Friends Child Life Fund Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children D. Jeanette Pullen Chair of Pediatric Oncology
Decorate hospital for Christmas Pediatric Surgical Center Suzan B. Thames Chair of Pediatrics
Recliners for patient rooms Eli Manning Children’s Clinics Paul Parker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Child Life salary and supply support Children’s Heart Center James. E. Keeton Chair of Pediatric Urology
H.U.G.S Program Expansion & Renovation of Emergency Department Campbell Bulldog Fund for Childhood Cancer Research
Patient Education & Entertainment System University Hospital Chapel Renovation
Pediatric Palliative Care Van Children’s of Mississippi Expansion
Educational Services for Ventilator Patients
Pediatric Patient Needs
Beads of Courage Program for children with cancer
Ice machines and Laundry facilities for patients