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Niswonger Children's Hospital is able to provide comprehensive pediatric services with access to more than 20 pediatric specialties due to its partnership with Quillen College of Medicine's pediatric residency program and other pediatric specialty groups practicing in the region. Our pediatric specialties include:
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • General Pediatrics
  • Child Development
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Allergy / Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Perinatology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Child Life Services The Child Life Department offers a number of services designed to make the hospital experience as positive as possible for both patients and their families. These services include:

  • Activities and explanations about medical events in a manner
    that a child can understand
  • Therapeutic play and interventions, including medical play that promotes coping skills and fosters continued growth and development
  • Procedural and surgical preparation, support, coping education and pain management before, during and after a stressful event (such as an IV start, blood draw, MRI, surgery, etc.).
  • Advocacy for family-centered care through family and sibling support
  • Sibling visits for long-term or critically ill patients
  • Bereavement support
  • Coordinated holiday celebrations, visits from community groups, pet therapy and special visitor events
  • Education on growth, development and reactions to hospitalization
  • Support or preparation to return to school after extended hospitalization or change in physical appearance













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St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic  The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tri-Cities
Affiliate Clinic was established in 1999 as a partnership among St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
East Tennessee State University and The Children's Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center, now
Niswonger Children's Hospital. The Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinic is one of only five in existence, treating more
than 200 children with pediatric cancer and blood disorders. It allows these children in our region to
receive much, if not all, of their treatment close to home.
 

Children's Emergency Department  The Children's Emergency Department at Johnson City
Medical Center is the only pediatric-specific emergency department in the region offering 24-hour emergency
care by specially trained personnel focused on providing care to patients from birth to 18 years old.
 
Critical Care Services 
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) - A specialized healthcare team made up of nurses; respiratory, physical and speech therapists; neonatal nurse practitioners; and neonatologists cares for the most delicate babies in our region in a 39-bed NICU. 

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The 10-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit  (PICU) is under the direction of pediatric intensivists (physicians who specialize in the care and treatment of patients in intensive care) and often serves as a home away from home for chronically and critically ill children and their families. Children in the PICU receive specialized, attentive care from a specially trained healthcare team.

Transport Services  Niswonger Children's Hospital is dedicated to the safe transport of our region's smallest and most critical patients. Transport teams of nursing and respiratory staff from both the NICU and the PICU travel alongside pediatric patients by helicopter in Wings Air Rescue and by ground in an ambulance.