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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Niswonger Children’s Hospital raising funds to create dedicated treatment space for babies born with drug addiction

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In response to a region-wide epidemic of babies born addicted to drugs, the Mountain States Foundation is beginning a fundraising project to create a special unit within Niswonger Children’s Hospital dedicated to caring for babies who are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Several upcoming fundraisers will help support the project, which is estimated to cost nearly $500,000.  ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital raising funds to create dedicated treatment space for babies born with drug addiction.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Crown Laboratories donates $12,500, 40 Build-A-Bears to Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Crown Laboratories, Inc., made a $12,500 donation to the 2016 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon on Tuesday, and also presented a gift of 40 Build-A-Bears to the hospital. The fourth annual radiothon officially begins Feb. 29, but businesses around the community are already supporting the cause.  ... read more about Crown Laboratories donates $12,500, 40 Build-A-Bears to Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Niswonger Children’s Hospital to feature area musical prodigies in Super Bowl ad

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Young East Tennessee musicians EmiSunshine Hamilton and Fiddlin’ Carson Peters will be featured during Sunday night’s Super Bowl in a new TV spot for Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The two budding stars donated their musical talents to support the hospital. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital to feature area musical prodigies in Super Bowl ad .

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mountain States Foundation’s car raffle winner says she’s blessed, and also glad to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Kathy Mead didn't expect to win a new car when she bought a raffle ticket from the Mountain States Foundation. She was only doing it to support Niswonger Children's Hospital. But now she has a new Cadillac ATS from Champion Chevrolet, and she helped the hospital as it raises money to create a new NAS (neonatal abstinence syndrome) unit to treat drug-addicted newborns.    ... read more about Mountain States Foundation’s car raffle winner says she’s blessed, and also glad to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Niswonger Children’s Hospital earns A+ for asthma care

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – 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. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital earns A+ for asthma care.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Carter chosen as Chief Executive Officer of Niswonger Children’s Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance officials announced Tuesday that Lisa Carter, RN, MSN, NE-BC, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Niswonger Children’s Hospital.  Carter has been serving as interim CEO for Niswonger Children’s Hospital since September and previously served as vice president and chief nursing officer for Niswonger and for Johnson City Medical Center.   ... read more about Carter chosen as Chief Executive Officer of Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Child life specialists help the youngest hospital patients cope and heal

A trip to the hospital can be a very scary experience, especially to a child.  That's why Niswonger Chidlren's Hospital has a highly trained staff of Child Life Specialists. ... read more about Child life specialists help the youngest hospital patients cope and heal.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Books from Birth, Niswonger Foundation partner on new hospital book initiative

The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) and the Niswonger Foundation announced their new partnership aimed at increasing early enrollment of Northeast Tennessee children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program by providing a first book to parents of newborn children to be read aloud to their child. Three Mountain States Health Alliance hospitals  Indian Path Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center – are supporting the partnership with their participation. ... read more about Books from Birth, Niswonger Foundation partner on new hospital book initiative.

Monday, September 21, 2015

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program recognizes Niswonger Children’s Hospital

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. ... read more about National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program recognizes Niswonger Children’s Hospital.