Children aren't miniature adults. They need comprehensive, compassionate care in a family-focused environment like that offered by Children's of Mississippi pediatric specialists and Batson Children's Hospital, the state's only hospital devoted to sick and injured children of all ages.
The child-friendly approach to health care provides a setting not only to heal, but also to play, learn and grow. Pediatric specialists apply this unique philosophic approach to health care, whether it's helping a premature newborn, an asthmatic adolescent or a teenager continuing to struggle with a lifelong disability. Special surgical and critical care facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art and age-appropriate technology to provide young patients with the best chance for a healthy life.
Children's of Mississippi includes general pediatricians, specialty care and support services for Batson Children's Hospital and outpatient clinics, providing a continuum of care for the state's youngest residents.
Our children's hospital treats about 150,000 children each year. 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.
The 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.
In addition to exceptional medical facilities, University of Mississippi Medical Center includes University Physicians, the state’s largest medical group representing more than 125 specialties. This network of physicians sees about 600,000 patients a year at various locations, including UMMC’s five hospitals, numerous clinics and private offices.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House, a "home away from home" for families who have children requiring specialized medical care, is located near Batson Children's Hospital, Wiser Hospital for Women & Infants and University of Mississippi Medical Center clinics.