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Awards and Recognition


Full accreditation from the Joint Commission, 2015

National safe sleep hospital certification program recognizes Niswonger Children's Hospital as "Gold Safe Sleep Champion," 2015

September 21, 2015 — Niswonger Children’s Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion,” the highest designation, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. It is one of the first hospitals in Tennessee to receive the title. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being a Cribs for Kids® partner, Niswonger Children’s Hospital was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community.  

For more information on the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Initiative visit

Niswonger Children’s Hospital has achieved a perfect score for meeting all CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) core measures for children’s asthma care for 12 straight months.

Asthma is one of the most common ailments seen at the hospital. Thanks to hard work and a team approach, the hospital has achieved a perfect score over the last year for all children’s asthma care core measures monitored by The Joint Commission – which is the top accrediting organization in the country for health care. For more about pediatric asthma and Niswonger Children’s Hospital, visit