Kohl's Morning Mile
What is the Kohl's Morning Mile?
It’s a chance for elementary and middle schools in the region to start every morning being active, to walk or run out some before-school energy, to earn prizes, to have fun with friends and family, and most important of all … to get a head start on the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle. It starts right here at your school, and it’s free!
ABC's of Safe Sleep
Remember to Follow the ABC’s of Safe Sleep
Babies should sleep ALONE, on their BACK and in a CRIB
Babies should sleep in the room where you sleep, but alone and in their own crib. The crib should have a firm mattress and tight-fitting sheet. Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface, such as an adult bed, chair, sofa, waterbed, pillow or cushion.
Keep loose objects out of the crib. Do not place bumpers, pillows, blankets or toys in the crib. Loos objects in the crib can cause suffocation.
Always place babies on their backs to sleep at night and at nap time. Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
A baby should be dressed lightly for sleep. Set the room temperature in a range that is comfortable for a lightly clothed adult.
Avoid smoking. Both maternal smoking during pregnancy and secondhand smoke after birth should be avoided.
Make sure that your caregiver follows safe sleep practices.
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Message from Lisa Carter, CEO
Welcome to Niswonger Children’s Hospital! We are the only hospital devoted solely to the health, safety and medical needs of the children in our region. We are dedicated to advancing your child’s health through our pediatric services and specialties provided by our highly-trained team. We will do everything we can to make sure that you and your child feel safe and as relaxed as possible during your stay. Our goal is not only to provide you with excellent care, but also to connect with you by listening and providing you the information you need to feel comfortable as decision-makers and partners in your loved-ones’ treatment. We are honored you have chosen Niswonger Children’s Hospital for your child’s care.
Lisa Carter, CEO, RN, MSN, NE-BC, VP/CEO, Niswonger Children's Hospital
Lisa Carter, RN, MSN, NE-BC, VP/CEO
David Wood, MD, VP/Chief Medical Officer, Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
Krista Hatley, Associate Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer
Lauri Kerns, Director, Marketing & Communications
Tara Chadwell, Director, Children's Resource Center
Awards & Recognitions
- Full accreditation from the Joint Commission, 2015
- National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program "Gold Safe Sleep Champion," 2015
The Children’s Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) was established in 1992 in conjunction with East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. Since that time, our children’s hospital has grown through support of the community, as well as affiliations with leaders in pediatric healthcare.
The Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House opened its doors to patient families in need of a home away from home while their child is hospitalized.
The St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic was established, thanks to a formal affiliation among St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, East Tennessee State University and The Children’s Hospital at JCMC.
A dedicated emergency department for pediatrics, Children’s Emergency, was opened and became the only pediatric emergency department in a 29-county region.
Finally, after years of fundraising, planning and construction, Niswonger Children’s Hospital became the new home for expert pediatric care for the children in Central and Southern Appalachia in March.
Since then, Niswonger Children’s Hospital has continued to grow, including a new affiliation with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a national leader in pediatric care.
Bustling with a population of more than 60,000, Johnson City lies just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Tennessee. The rugged beauty of the Appalachians surrounds the thriving city located in Washington County and parts of Carter and Sullivan counties.
It is known for its rich history (Daniel Boone, Al Capone and railroads), cultural heritage (bluegrass music, quilts and storytelling), outdoor adventure area (hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing) and beautiful lakes and mountain vistas. Yet, the eighth-largest city in Tennessee also boasts diverse economic and educational opportunities and has become a regional hub for health care, including medical and pharmacy schools associated with East Tennessee State University. The city is also home to a beautiful and historic Veterans Administration campus and hospital.
Food, crafts, music and other entertainment abound at the area’s many annual events such as the Blue Plum Festival (June), Pepsi Independence Day Celebration (July 4), Umoja Festival (August), the Taste of Johnson City (September), the National Storytelling Festival (October). Local bands bring the nights alive at popular downtown locations. Exciting day trips to Asheville, Knoxville, Gatlinburg and the ski areas of North Carolina are just an hour or two away.
All this, an excellent economy and one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S. led Forbes magazine to list Johnson City as one of the “Best Small Cities for Business and Careers.” Kiplinger’s named it one of the “10 Least Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A.” Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the big-city opportunities and small-town atmosphere of Johnson City, a one-of-a-kind town. For more information about the area go to visitjohnsoncitytn.com.
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Niswonger Children's Hospital
Children are not small adults. Because children are growing and developing, children’s health care needs are constantly changing. They need health care that is tailored to their unique needs, involves their parents from start to finish, and is provided in places designed to be kid-sized and child friendly.
That’s why the children of Southern Appalachia need Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Niswonger Children’s Hospital, is designed to provide for the unique needs of children, and combines compassionate, personalized care with state-of-the-art technology. Niswonger Children’s Hospital is dedicated to ensuring that every child has access to high-quality, cost-effective health care services.
Community Health Needs Asssessment (PDF - Opens in new window)
Guests: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Quiet Time from 1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Parents: Parents are encouraged to room in with their child throughout the hospital stay.
Siblings: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Quiet Time from 1:30-2:30 p.m.)
If you need to spend the night in Johnson City or are looking for refreshment while visiting at Niswonger Children's Hospital, see our Amenities page.