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Nurses Get a Good Night's Sleep at the Nightingale Inn

Nurses at UMMC who live more than 65 miles away from the hospital now have an "Inn" to go to when they don't want to make the long drive home or they are working a rotation that requires them to be at the Medical Center for a block of days. The Alliance helped furnish the Nightingale Inn, which is designed to offer nurses a comfortable home away from home. The Inn is a renovated block of rooms that once were resident's quarters on the eighth floor of the old University Hospital. Jeffrey Hallman, manager of nursing services, says the Inn is a great way to retain and recruit nurses to the Medical Center who may have an extended drive. He also says the Inn helps our nurses provide better care for patients because they are not spending so much time on the road.

Medical Center nurses who have a 65 mile or more commute can stay in the Nightingale Inn to avoid long drives when they are working a rotation.

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letter from the President

Welcome to all of our new members to the UMMC Alliance, and thank you to those of you who have renewed your membership once again! Your commitment to the mission of the Alliance strengthens our ability to identify needs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and to provide support in those special areas. The Alliance year was off to a great start with our Kick-Off Party at River Hills Club in September. In October, Dr. Jimmy Keeton, chief of staff to the vice chancellor at UMMC, presented the annual "State of the U" address to our membership at the Fall Luncheon. The second annual Alliance Holiday Party and Silent Auction were held December 4th at the beautiful home of Dr. and Mrs. Tom Eby. Our sincere thanks go to Mary and Tom for welcoming us into their home and allowing us to usher in the holiday season with new and old friends. We especially appreciate all of the Alliance members who generously donated the beautiful items for the silent auction. Thanks, also, to our very hard-working and innovative committee, Barbara Kellett, Takiyah Martin, Kathy Pipitone, Linda Barker, Carol Winniford, Charna Schlakman, and Ginger Daniels. This year's energetic Alliance Board has been working hard in support of our many ongoing and new projects. We continue to contrib-


Michelle Stringer, president; Kathy Pipitone, president-elect; Kay McRee, vice president; Diana Walkinshaw, recording secretary; Connie Suber, corresponding secretary; Celeste Eason, treasurer; Ruth Black, chaplain; Yolanda Williams, historian; Amanda Brandon and Maggie Ingram, publicity; Ginger Daniels, parliamentarian; Janet Crecink, auxilliary representative.

ute towards the Chapel Fund, Patient Needs Fund, and University Support Fund, and our recent donations include wheelchairs to be used at the entrance to the Adult Hospital and exercise equipment for the Student Wellness Center. We are partnering with the new Women's Specialty Clinic to assist with patient needs and community education. In addition, plans are currently underway for a therapy garden at the University Rehabilitation Center, and we should begin to see it blossom soon! Please mark your calendars for the Alliance's most exciting event of the year, the "Taste of the U" (formerly Taste of UMC) ­ Saturday, February 21, 2009, at the Jackson Medical Mall. The Taste committee led by chairman Jenny Mitchell boasts 26 talented, enthusiastic, and hard-working members. The committee is implementing many creative, new ideas to make this the biggest and best Taste ever. We are pleased to announce this year's Honorary Chairs, Mr. And Mrs. Con Maloney, who have been instrumental in the growth of UMMC's Transplant Program and have been dedicated to improving health care for Mississippians for many years. We encourage you to bring your family and friends to this festive evening of great food, live music provided by the band Home Remedy, and a fun crowd; or share your culinary talents by participating on a chef team! Please contact Debbie Minor at [email protected], Diana Conn at [email protected] or Barbara Rushton at [email protected] if you would like to participate as a chef. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great organization of people who love and support The University of Mississippi Medical Center. I look forward to seeing you at "Taste of the U!"


Beginning Bank and Cash Balance June 30, 2008: Revenues Membership dues and donations General membership meeting Holiday silent auction expenses Membership kick-off party Board and committee lunches Postage and printing Pediatric ventilator patient outing Annual Membership Meeting Pediatric holiday gift bags Holiday party expenses Miscellaneous -- bank fees, speaker gift return auction item Ending Bank and Cash Balance December 18, 2008 $3,954.69 $4,830.00 765.00 1,517.50 $1,327.76 $1,223.64 $606.19 $49.25 1,058.64 261.17 892.04 $303.38 $5,345.11

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Introducing "Taste of the U"


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Cowboy Maloney's Electric City. In 1965, Maloney purchased the business from his parents, James "Cowboy" and Dolly Maloney, who started it as an office supply company. The business changed when they began selling televisions. Maloney graduated from St. Joseph High School and attended Hinds Community College and the University of Wyoming on football scholarships. After earning a political science degree from Millsaps College in 1961, he worked as an assistant to the president of Maytag Company in Newton, Iowa, before becoming a regional manager for the corporation in St. Louis, Mo. Maloney served as a state senator from 1971-87, and was twice chairman of the Mississippi PEER (Performance Evaluation Expenditure Review) Committee. For many years, he owned the Jackson Generals professional baseball team, part of the Houston Astros franchise. With a long history of community service, Maloney said he is happy to do what he can to support the transplant program now and in the future, and Taste of the U is one way to do it. "It's a wonderful life-saving program," he said.







aste of the U is the new name for Taste of UMC. In keeping with the changes occurring at UMMC, the annual Alliance fundraiser needed an updated name. With the new name comes a great new logo and expansion of the event for 2009. Taste of the U chair, Jenny Mitchell is leading an enthusiastic team of Alliance volunteers in organizing the night of food, fun and fundraising for the many projects the UMMC Alliance oversees. This year we are honoring Con and Betty Maloney for their commitment to the transplant program at UMMC.


Honorary Chairs Dedicated to Transplant Program

Jackson businessman J. Con Maloney Jr. has a simple belief. "You should use the talents you have to make things happen," he said. And he has lived that belief through his work as a former legislator to support health care improvements in Mississippi and through his strong advocacy of organ donation and transplantation. Maloney has maintained a deep interest in the transplant program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; he introduced and helped pass legislation to establish it. Because of his commitment to improving the health of Mississippians, the UMMC Alliance board has named Con and Betty Maloney as honorary chairs of the 2009 Taste of the U. Maloney said his support of organ donation and transplantation is rooted in his concern for helping others receive a second chance at life. He has won friends to organ donation with his passion, and in the process, helped bring attention to the Medical Center's transplant program. "I don't believe anyone ever gets involved with a program like this for any notoriety. It's an idea that we as a society have to do something," he said. Many recognize Maloney from local television commercials with his brothers Eddie and Johnny, who all work for the family business Con and Betty Maloney are the honorary chairs of Taste of the U this year in honor of their dedication to the UMMC transplant program.




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A special thanks to our growing list of 2009 Taste of the U sponsors!

Con and Betty Maloney

IRON CHEF $5,000 & ABOVE CSC Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency

$2500-$4999 Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton, P.A.



Business Interiors

Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC


Abbott Vascular JBHM Architects Regions Bank The McCarty Company Design Group University Physicians ­ Anesthesiology University Physicians ­ Otolaryngology University Physicians - Surgery


A2M Resources A Complete Flag Source Jane Anna & Bryan Barksdale Ruth & Carl Black John & Edna Bower Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Dr. & Mrs. Phil Blevins Capital City Beverage Capitol Hardware Company, Inc. Dean & Dean/Associates Architects, PA Department of Family Medicine University Physicians Rick & Gloria deShazo

Charlie Alexander Susan & Vinod Anand Georgio & Jan Aru Barbara Austin Dr. and Mrs. Michael Baird Anna Marie Barnes Danny & Kaye Bender Kenneth & Lucette Bennett Steve and Lenora Bigler Drs. Faira & Billy Bishop Briarwood Wine Dr. & Mrs. Alton Cobb Colony Wine Market Dr. & Mrs. A. W. Conerly Nadine M. Cooper

Mrs. Robert Currier FC&E Engineering, LLC Flagstar Construction Dudley & Robbie Hughes Interactive Solutions, Inc.

Jimmie Lyles Flooring Gallery ­ T.J. & Gwen Anderson Dan & Lydia Jones Marc & Jenny Mitchell Sheila Nicholas ERA Real Estate The Ramey Agency

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sloan Dr. & Mrs. Tate Thigpen Trustmark Bank University Dentists, PLLC University Pediatric Associates University Physicians ­ Pathology Silverleaf Wine & Spirits Synergetics, Inc. UMMC Office of Alumni Affairs University Physicians ­ Psychiatry and Human Behavior Dr. Marcus & Diana Walkinshaw Wine & Spirits in the Quarter

RWA, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Schlakman Ada M. Seltzer Calvin Sibley Martha K. Snavely Charu Subramony Trotti General Construction, Inc. Jim & Helen Turner University Nursing Associates, PLLC W. Lamar Weems Michael and Carol Winniford Dr. LouAnn & Mr. Jon Woodward


Joe & Suzanne Files Lonnie & Patsy Graeber Courtney C. Jackson, MD Jackson Eye Associates Madison Cellars John & Cynthia McCraw Dr. Robert & Nancy McGuire

Das Plastic Surgery Center Joe & Diane Dukes Tom & Mary Eby Dr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Geraci Matthew and Megan Gibson GranthamPoole CPAs Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Haber Janet Harris & Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Don Haynie, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John F. Jackson Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Barbara M. Johnson Lois Boackle Jones Drs. Richard & Asa Klein Prof. Christian Koch

Medical Assurance Company of MS Dr. & Mrs. Charles Pound Louis & Shirley Puneky David & Brenda Putt RJ Young Company ­ Chester Wasser Drs. Francis G. & Cheryl L. Serio Scott & Michelle Stringer


Mart & Lyllian McMullan Richard & Kay McRee G. Rodney & Sara Meeks Dr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Meredith Mississippi Blood Service Becky & Ben Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. Howard Nichols Dr. & Mrs. Mark Olson Audrey Peterson Kathy & Patrick Pipitone, Jr. Steve & Marcia Rachel Bob & Nancy Reed Bill & Marilyn Roberts Dr. Roland & Jane Robertson Fred & Barbara Rushton









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Kickoff Party 2008

Alliance Events

The UMMC Alliance Kickoff Party was held on September 24, 2008 at the River Hills Club in Jackson. New members were welcomed and given an opportunity to learn more about getting involved in the organization's efforts to meet the needs of the Medical Center.

Holiday Party 2008

Dr. Tom and Mary Eby hosted the 2008 Alliance Holiday Party at their Ridgeland home on December 4, 2008. A silent auction at the party raised over $1,500, which will be dedicated to Alliance projects benefiting students, patients and employees of UMMC.

left to Right: (First photo) Mary Eby, lydia Jones, and Gloria deShazo. (Second photo) Kathryn Janicak and Carol Winniford at the Alliance Holiday Party.

Pictured left to Right: Holly Sorg, David Powe, and linda Rainey at the 2008 Alliance Kickoff Party, September 24.

Pictured left to Right: Tom Eby, Mary Eby, Michelle Stringer, and Scott Stringer.

Pictured left to Right: Noella Bellan, Diana Walkinshaw and Sue Baird at the 2008 Alliance Kickoff Party, September 24.

Pictured left to Right: Barbara Kellett, Connie Suber, and Celeste Eason at the 2008 Alliance Kickoff Party, September 24.

Ruth and Carl Black at the Alliance Holiday Party.


Fall Luncheon 2008

Alliance Events

Old and new members gathered for lunch and "state of the U" update on the projects the Alliance supports at the Fall Luncheon held at the Student Union on October 20, 2008. Dr. James Keeton, chief of staff at UMMC, was the keynote speaker at the Fall Luncheon.

POPD Holiday Party 2008

Part of the UMMC Alliance funds are allocated to the Patient Needs Fund. Out of these funds, we are able to host events for patients such as the Pediatric Outpatient Department holiday party. Pediatric patients got a chance to give their wishlist to Santa at the party.

Dr. James Keeton addressed the UMMC Alliance at the 2008 Fall luncheon, October 20.

Santa visited with the children in the POPD.

Members of the Alliance got a "state of the U" at the Alliance Fall luncheon from Dr. James Keeton.

Santa puts a smile on our POPD patients' faces.

Pictured left to Right: Dr. James Keeton, Dr. Marc Mitchell, and Mr. Con Maloney at the 2008 Fall luncheon, September 24.

Santa took present requests from patients in the POPD clinic.



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