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.
We believe healthy communities start with healthy children. The Children’s Resource Center aims to improve community health by investing in the health of children and their families through targeted outreach and support programs.
We work with healthcare providers, schools and community agencies to:
- Engage children and families – and families in healthy behaviors
- Help them navigate – through complex health challenges
- Connect them – to resources and support networks that can best meet their needs.
Visit the Children’s Resource Center
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.
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)
Niswonger Children’s and Johnson City Medical Center CHNA [PDF, 2.2MB]
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