Indian Path Community Hospital exterior

Indian Path Community Hospital is a 239-bed not-for-profit hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The hospital provides an array of services, including emergency services, surgical services, cancer center and lung nodule clinic.

Indian Path also offers convenient parking, easy access and private rooms, as well as 24-hour room service with a variety of menu options.

All outpatient and ancillary services are on the ground floor to make it easier for you to get in and out.

High-quality, nationally recognized care

Indian Path continues to be recognized among the best hospitals in the state and nationwide.

Indian Path holds many accolades and recognitions, including:

Awards badge for Top 10% Hospital in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Sepsis Care – 2024 CareChex by Quantros
Top 10% in Nation

Awards badge for High Performing Hospitals for Pneumonia Care – U.S. News and World Report 2023-24
Pneumonia care

Learn more about Indian Path and Ballad Health awards and recognitions.

Services at Indian Path

Heart care

Cardiology services

  • Cardiac calcium score test and radiology services to gauge heart disease risk
  • Inpatient echocardiography
  • EKG
  • Holter monitoring

Birthing center

The Barbara Humphreys Birthing Center at Indian Path provides family-centered, single-room maternity care.

This means labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care (sometimes called LDRP) happen in the same room for most patients.

Rooms in the birthing center are comfortable, beautifully decorated and feature the latest monitoring equipment.

Safe Sleep Certification

Award logo for being safe sleep certified hospital

Cribs for Kids has awarded Ballad Health’s Birthing Center at Indian Path Community Hospital their Gold Tier Safe Sleep Hospital Certification. This means that we’ve shown outstanding commitment in reducing the risk of: 

  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)
  • Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (ASSB)
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Unsafe sleep injuries 

Our Birthing Centers provide safe sleep education to our staff caring for infants, their family and caregivers. In addition to this, we identify at-risk family/caregivers in need of safe sleep spaces and ensure they have what they need before they’re discharged.

Learn more about Cribs for Kids and their Safe Sleep Hospital Certification.

Pediatric emergency department

The new Pediatric Emergency Department is part of a regional system of care for children, including pediatric surgery, trauma and Level III NICU services at Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City.

A dedicated pediatric trained staff at Indian Path and telemedicine capabilities with Niswonger Children’s Hospital provides increased access to specialized pediatric care.

This ER features:

  • Family-friendly waiting area
  • Clinically trained Child Life Specialists dedicated to improving your child’s care through therapeutic play, medical play and other intervention techniques
  • New triage area
  • Nurse station and four dedicated pediatric exam rooms

The new space is kid-friendly with bright colors and patterns.

Pediatric ER hours

The pediatric emergency department hours of operation are noon to midnight each day.

After-hours pediatric patients will be treated in the main Indian Path emergency department, which is open 24/7 offering full emergency room services.

Cancer care

Ballad Health Cancer Care at Indian Path offers a range of medical oncology, transfusion, infusion therapies, gynecological surgical oncology and palliative care to meet the needs of each patient.

Equipped with advanced technologies, the center offers a variety of treatment services.

The Ballad Health Cancer Center is located in our 2202 medical office building.

Surgical services

Offering both inpatient and same-day outpatient surgery, including minimally invasive elective procedures, Indian Path covers many different surgical needs.

Center for Sleep Disorders

The Center for Sleep Disorders at Indian Path offers help to anyone who has trouble falling or staying asleep due to snoring or other issues, including pediatric patients.

Our sleep lab can diagnose what is causing patients to have low-quality sleep.

Other services

Medical care and community impact reports

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

For Ballad Health to best serve the people of the Appalachian Highlands, we survey and conduct focus groups to get a read on overall health in the region. To read about the Indian Path Community Hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), visit our CHNA page.

CMS price transparency

Please visit our Price Transparency page for a full listing of standard charges by facility.

You can learn more about pre-visit coordination and registration here and about payment options here.

Metrics by MS-DRG*

Indian Path MS-DRG metrics [PDF, 167KB], fiscal year 2023

View more Ballad Health MS-DRG metrics here.

*MS-DRGs are Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups.

Learn more

Expand a section below to learn more about Indian Path and our community.


  • Chad Couch, MD – President, Northern Region
  • Rebecca Beck – Chief Executive Officer
  • Dwight Owens – Administrator, Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr. Elizabeth Jackson – Chief Medical Officer 
  • Adnan Brka – Chief Nursing Officer


Indian Path opened its doors in 1974, with the first two patients being treated on March 1. It began as part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

The hospital was named after a trail that Native Americans traveled, which crossed through the east side of what is now Kingsport. There are shadow boxes next to the elevator that displays the Native American artifacts found during the digging of Indian Path’s foundation.

In September 1998, Indian Path became part of Mountain States Health, which was formed as a non-profit entity after Johnson City Medical Center purchased six for-profit hospitals in the region.

This seven-story facility has grown to include 178 operating beds and offers an array of services including emergency services, lung nodule clinic, surgical services, family birthing services and a dedicated spine center.

Giving Back

Improving the health of our community is a priority for Indian Path. The health status of the people in our area affects medical, social, economic and environmental issues, so our partnerships with community organizations allow us to make a bigger impact together. Some of the organizations and events we support include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Crazy 8s 8k Road Race
  • Community Health Education
  • Health Resources Center
  • Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
  • Kingsport Fun Fest
  • Healthy Kingsport
  • Keep Kingsport Beautiful
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • United Way
  • Ballad Health Foundation

For more information about how you can contribute to the Ballad Health Foundation which focuses on projects throughout the region to improve our patient experiences, please call (423) 857-7108.

For more information, please call (423) 952-3110.


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