Health—General & Rehabilitative

Friends of Children's Hospital

aka Friends of Children's Hospital

Flowood, MS

Mission

Friends of Children's Hospital is a nonprofit organization benefiting Batson Children's Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Founded in 1989, Friends works to support and promote Mississippi's only hospital designed and equipped specifically for the care and treatment of sick or injured children. Their goal is to raise money for state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and services for all pediatric patients by building a statewide base of community support. Voluntarism, fundraising events and awareness efforts make it possible for Friends to help Batson Children's Hospital and Children's of Mississippi meet the extraordinary needs of caring for its patients.

Ruling Year

1991

Principal Officer

Tena McKenzie

Main Address

3900 Lakeland Dr. Ste 205

Flowood, MS 39232 USA

Keywords

Children's Health care, Childhood illness and injury, Childhood Cancer, Congenital Heart Defects

EIN

58-1921769

 Number

5818133453

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (E11)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Mississippi has only one Children's Hospital and it requires community support to not only sustain itself but to grow and meet the health care needs of a growing population. Now under construction, the hospital is expanding to add its own pediatric imaging center, larger newborn and pediatric intensive care units, clinic space, a center for the treatment of congenital heart defects, surgical suites and more to care for sick and injured children. It's critical for Mississippi's kids to have access to state-of-the-art health care and philanthropy support is the only way this project will come to fruition.

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Our programs

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Batson Children's Hospital

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Friends of Children's Hospital works year-round to support the critical needs of the Batson Children's Hospital, the flagship for Children's of Mississippi, part of University of Mississippi Medical Center. Friends has pledged to raise and donate at least $2 million annually for 10 years (2016-2026) to help renovate and expand the Children's Hospital, now under construction.

Friends is committed to not only raising money for the expansion project but also helping to publicize the need for the community to donate. Special events and fundraisers are held year-round to bring attention to the need and generate funds to expand the pediatric facility. Strategies include utilizing various marketing methods to promote events, tell the hospital story and share the needs of the children in its care. Board involvement in the community is a critical part of generating support for the hospital.

With a committed board working together with the small staff, Friends of Children's Hospital is able to meet its goals. A strong volunteer board is critical to the organization's success.

When the annual $2 million pledge to the Children's Hospital is being made in a timely manner while at the same time meeting special needs for patients and their families .

In its 31-year history, financial support from the Friends organization not only helped build the Batson Children's Hospital, its surgical center, Manning Clinics and emergency department but has also made possible the following programs: On-demand entertainment system for patients, grief support program for families, endowed chairs for pediatric specialists, activity room staff and supplies; and equipment such as video gaming systems, patient recliners and newborn isolettes,

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Affiliations & Memberships

University of Mississippi Medical Center 2019

Financials

Friends of Children's Hospital

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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