Sanderson Farms Championship, via Century Club Charities wrote a seven-figure check to help build a new pediatric tower for Batson Children’s Hospital.
The $1.25 million check was presented to Friends of Children’s Hospital Thursday. During the event, a second check for $125,000 was awarded to the group in memory of former Board Chairman Sidney Allen.
“Century Club Charities, in 2018, presented a $100,000 check to Friends of Children’s Hospital from the North Mississippi Classic; and for the second year in a row Carl and Gigi Allen with Allen Exploration, donated a second gift of $500,000 to the hospital, and finally a number of smaller gifts totaling $260,000 were given to 40 additional Mississippi charities,” shared Jeff Hubbard, Century Club Charities president. “These gifts, combined with the two checks today, make Century Club’s total charitable impact a grand total of $2,235,000 in 2018 alone.”
The new pediatric tower will be home to 88 private neonatal intensive care unit rooms, 10 additional operating rooms, more pediatric intensive care unit space, a pediatric imaging center, an outpatient clinic, and a new lobby. The Children’s Heart Center, representing the Medical Center’s pediatric cardiovascular program, will also call the new building home.
Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The hospital hopes to hire an additional 50 to 75 new staff members, not including physicians, to begin treating patients by 2020.