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$100M capital campaign kicks off for Batson Hospital

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Batson Children's Hospital is getting a huge boost toward its efforts to expand and improve. 

On Monday morning, Joe and Kathy Sanderson of Sanderson Farms announced a $10 million gift to the hospital over the next five years.

It's part of a $100 million fundraising campaign that's kicking off now. The Sandersons will chair the fundraising effort.

Among the wish list items: expansion of the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, an imaging clinic, a heart center, and more.

Joe Sanderson says a lot has changed since the hospital was first built. 

"They did not have pediatric cardiac suites. But now they're doing cardiac surgery on babies. They need a heart center," he said.

Years ago, the Sandersons' granddaughter was treated at Batson Hospital for pancreatitis. 

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