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What Your Donations Support

Niswonger Children's Hospital in the day time

Visualization of the future expansion of Niswonger Children's Hospital. This image is not an actual rendering.

Where you can make a difference

The Ballad Health Foundation supports several different causes that help countless patients and families in the Appalachian Highlands.

You make a difference by directing your gift to a cause that is meaningful to you, such as:

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Niswonger Children’s Network

The Ballad Health Niswonger Children's Network is a regional system of care that marks the next phase in high standards of healthcare and well-being – and the start of brighter futures – for children across the Appalachian Highlands.

The Niswonger Children's Network is launching and sponsoring healthcare and community outreach programs throughout our region to deliver high-quality care for all children beyond just our hospital walls.

The Niswonger Children’s Network Fund

We're proud to say that the people of our region have always stood ready to help local children receive the care they need. They did so in 2009 when our community came together to build Niswonger Children's Hospital, and they do the same today – through their generous support of the Niswonger Children's Network Fund.

The Niswonger Children's Network Fund provides the resources that help produce healthy outcomes for our region's children.

Supporting children's care at Ballad Health allows us to serve local families through:

  • Leading facilities and advanced equipment
  • Community health and wellness initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles
  • Recruiting and retaining the best physicians to offer high-quality care close to home
  • Ensuring access to care through the Niswonger Children's Hospital Endowment

Niswonger Children’s Hospital

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

The Ballad Health Foundation is actively seeking community partners who will help us underwrtie the cost of constructing the $30 million two-story addition on top of Niswonger Children's Hospital. This addition will support children and mothers through the creation of a Regional Center for Perinatal and Neonatal Care, as well as a Regional Center for Pediatric Specialties.

All donations can help provide a longstanding impact on our region. Investment in the $50,000 to $5 million range can receive permanent recognition within named spaces in the hospital.

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.

Niswonger Children's Hospital is the regional affiliate of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Kingsport Center for Women and Babies

The conversion of Indian Path Community Hospital into a specialty hospital for women and babies is a vital priority of Ballad Health.

The foundation is working with philanthropically-minded business and community leaders to secure up to $10 million to complete and equip a better place for mothers and babies in Kingsport

In addition to the Barbara Humphrey's Family Birthing Center, this facility will also house a new pediatric emergency department for the Kingsport community.

We appreciate all support from our community to help us reach our goal in this project. Ballad Health will recognize donors in the $50,000 to $5 million range with permanent named spaces within the facility.

Patient assistance

Patient assistance funds help our patients who are experiencing financial distress during an already challenging time.

Support this program enables us to assist our patients with:

  • Gas vouchers and taxi fares
  • Non-covered medications
  • Nutritional expenses
  • Housing bills

Hospice program

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

By supporting this program, you're helping ease a family's journey through the unexpected needs of hospice care.

Innovation and research

Ballad Health is proud to be a leader in clinical research and technology.

By investing in medical research and clinical trials, we can ensure that all our patients are always receiving the most effective care possible. This investment has enabled us to bring advanced treatment options to our rural communities.

This data also helps us measure our impact – identifying where community needs exist and which interventions are the most successful.

Ballad Health is leading innovation in a variety of areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Behabioral Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics

Community Health Fund

The Community Health Fund supports our vision for community health transformation.

By supporting this fund, you can assist us in:

  • Reducing rates of tobacco use
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Decreasing obesity rates
  • Reducing substance abuse
  • Reducing the rate of babies born addicted to drugs (NAS)

Support your favorite cause

There are many ways to make a gift, such as honorary and memorial gifts, planned giving, and more.

Learn more about the many ways you can donate.

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If you have questions about the foundation, planned giving or a contribution, you can email us at or call us at (423) 302-3131.