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NMMC Auxiliary donates funds to upgrade pediatric unit

(L-R): David Wilson, NMMC president; Catherline Payne, NMMC Auxiliary; Ellen Friloux | Photo: NMMC

The NMMC Auxiliary recently donated more than $102,000 to enhance the hospital’s new pediatric unit.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 4:04 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - North Mississippi Medical Center’s pediatric unit will soon see upgrades thanks to a generous donation.

The NMMC Auxiliary recently donated more than $102,000 to enhance the hospital’s new pediatric unit.

In February, the unit moved from the Women’s Hospital to the hospital’s main facility to accommodate the increased number of children who can stay in Tupelo for critical care.

“We want to create a different experience for children,” said Ellen Friloux, administrator for Women and Children’s Services at NMMC. “We want to brighten up the unit and make it more welcoming.”

Upgrade plans include fresh paint, new floor tile, LED lighting and updated signage.

The Auxiliary is a nonprofit charity that was organized in 1937 when NMMC opened.

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