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Welcome to Niswonger Children’s Hospital

We believe that seeing a kite lift from the ground and flutter in the breeze is a sign of hope and healing. The children and teens we serve at Niswonger Children’s Hospital are the future of this region. We work every day to be the place that makes kites fly, to help and heal the young people of this region – and, ultimately, to make hope rise.

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High tech and welcoming

As the only children’s hospital in the region, Niswonger Children’s Hospital offers you state-of-the-art medical care in a family-centered environment.

Our cheerful and bright hospital is designed to let children receive excellent care in a light-filled, supportive and high-tech environment.

Our pediatric-trained physicians and team members provide exceptional medical care, using the latest technology.

Designed for families

We recognize that caring for a hospitalized child involves the entire family. That is why our hospital was designed with families in mind.

Pediatric patients need spaces to play, grow and heal, while caregivers need space to rest, relax and recharge.

We invite you to take advantage of the many amenities and family support areas available at Niswonger Children’s Hospital, as well as at our parent hospital, Johnson City Medical Center.

Other resources

Downloadable activities and resources

Children’s Miracle Network

Every year more than 10 million kids in North America enter hospitals like Niswonger Children’s. And these hospitals rely on community donations and support.

That’s why Ballad Health and Niswonger Children’s are proud to serve as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate for our region. This continues a longstanding partnership – more than 30 years – that has significantly expanded pediatric services across Southwest Virginia and Upper East Tennessee.

Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay local to fund life-saving pediatric medical equipment and help your friends and neighbors.

Learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Annual report

Please enjoy our fiscal 2022 annual report. You may browse the flipbook below or download the annual report [PDF].


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 Niswonger Children’s Hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), visit our CHNA page.

CMS price transparency

Johnson City Medical Center Standard Charges, including Woodridge Hospital and Niswonger Children’s Hospital [CSV file, 33 MB] – updated 9/8/2023

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

Metrics by MS-DRG*

Niswonger Children’s MS-DRG metrics [PDF, 145KB], fiscal 2018

View more Ballad Health MS-DRG metrics here.

*MS-DRGs are Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups.


Chris Jett – Chief Executive Officer, Niswonger Children’s Network   
Seth Brown, MD – Chief Medical Officer, Niswonger Children’s Network   
Holly Rinehart, BSN, MBA – Chief Nursing Officer, Niswonger Children’s Network   
Rhonda Reeves – Senior Director, Human Resources, Southern Region   
Emily Murr – Market Director, Marketing and Communications, Southern Region

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