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Staying Overnight


We encourage families to stay together during their child’s stay in the hospital. The rooms in our facility are equipped with recliners and/or couches to accommodate family members who wish to stay overnight at the bedside. Visitors under 18 are not allowed to stay overnight at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Family Lounge

If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and recharge during your child’s stay at Niswonger Children’s Hospital, we provide a family lounge on the third floor of the hospital. The family lounge offers a shower, a small kitchen with snacks and a coffee maker, and a terminal with internet access.

Laundry Facilities

A washer and dryer are located on the third floor near the PICU entrance. These are available for use by our patient families. Please refer to the washer/dryer guidelines posted in the laundry room, and feel free to ask one of our team members if you have any questions.


Family Kitchen

The family kitchen is located across from the main nursing station at the entrance to the pediatric unit. Family members can heat up a meal, grab a cup of coffee, or have a snack. All food stored in the refrigerator should be labeled with your name and date, or it could be thrown away.


Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House is located across the parking lot from Niswonger Children’s Hospital at 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Children and immediate family members of children receiving medical care may use the house. Priority is given to families who live more than 25 miles outside Johnson City. Referrals are made by the Niswonger Children’s Hospital team members. For more information, please call 423-975-5437, or visit:

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