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Areas Where You Can Make a Difference

Ballad Health Foundation supports a number of different causes that have helped countless patients and families here in our region.

You can make a difference by directing your gift to a cause that’s meaningful for you, such as:

  • Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network
  • Cancer patient assistance
  • Hospice care
  • Community health

Learn about these and more worthy areas of support below.

Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Niswonger Children’s Hospital is the region’s only hospital dedicated to babies, children and teens.

In addition to our dedicated children’s hospital in Johnson City , we offer locations across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including pediatric units at several Ballad Health hospitals

We work every day to be the place that heal the young people – the future – of this region.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a national network of nearly 200 leading children’s hospitals dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children.

In our area, Niswonger Children’s Hospital is the regional affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Residents across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia open their hearts each year, donating thousands of dollars through Children’s Miracle Network.

Supporting children’s care here at home

All money raised locally stays in our local communities to support children’s care at Ballad Health hospitals, as well as the deserving community organizations working to meet our children’s needs.

Donations through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ensure our region’s children continue to benefit from a range of specialized services, including:

  • New equipment and technologies at Ballad’s regional facilities
  • Capital expansion projects
  • Extended children’s services
  • Research programs for children
  • Children’s health education initiatives
  • Special children’s clinics

Your gift to Niswonger Children’s Hospital will help sustain and expand dedicated care for the children of your community.

Cancer patient assistance

Being diagnosed with cancer is life changing.

The Circle of Hope fund, founded in 1987, is here to make things a little easier for patients during their time of need. In fact, it has provided financial assistance to hundreds of patients during their treatments.

The funds are often used for expenses associated with cancer care – gas vouchers, taxi fares, non-covered medications, nutritional expenses and personal care items. The Circle of Hope has also paid for electric or other important bills, depending on the patients’ greatest needs.

Patients meet eligibility criteria, such as financial need and compliance with their treatment plans, to be eligible to receive Circle of Hope assistance.

Ballad Health’s cancer centers have other needs for patients in the form of equipment and supplies. Community assistance will allow us to better serve patient needs and provide patients with a better experience during their care.

Helping Hands program

For many patients and their loved ones, an illness or health problem is more than a physical diagnosis. It can mean a financial crisis that adds additional stress to an already challenging time.

Helping Hands provides extra resources for patients and families who may need financial help while receiving medical care.

The program has been there to assist patients and families through gas vouchers, assistance with medications, providing an overnight stay for an out of town family member and meal vouchers for family members who cannot afford unexpected costs of meals during a family member’s hospitalization.

Hospice program

Our hospice patients and their families often have needs that aren’t covered by traditional medical insurance.

You can help ease a family’s journey by donating to the Ballad Health Foundation Hospice Program, which helps families with needs that arise during hospice care.

One elderly patient recently received assistance with repairing his air conditioner during the hot summer months, making him more comfortable during his last days.

Community Health Fund

The Community Health Fund supports Ballad Health’s vision for community health transformation.

By supporting this fund, you can join with us to help our communities:

  • Reduce rates of tobacco use
  • Increase physical activity
  • Decrease obesity rates
  • Reduce substance abuse
  • Reduce the rate of babies born addicted to drugs (NAS)

…and many other initiatives.

Support a hospital or area of care

You may wish to give because of a positive experience you or a loved one had while in our care.

Or perhaps you simply wish to advance the work of a specific hospital or area of care such as heart care or cancer care.

We’ll be happy to help you direct your gift to the cause that’s closest to your heart.

Support your favorite cause today

There are many ways to make a gift – through honorary and memorial gifts, planned giving and more. Learn more about the ways you can donate.

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Or call us at (423) 230-8550 or (423) 302-3131 and find out how we can make a difference together.