Niswonger Children’s Hospital | Recent Briefs

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Walgreens offering promotion through Oct. 19 to support Niswonger Children's Hospital; take advantage today!

Walgreens is supporting Niswonger Children’s Hospital through Thursday, Oct. 19, by giving customers a chance to make a donation to the hospital with their purchases at 32 Walgreens stores in the region.

When you buy something at Walgreens, the cashier will ask you about making a donation, which they can scan with the purchase. You can give $1, $3, $5 or more to the hospital.  Walgreens stores from Big Stone Gap, Va., to Morristown, Tenn., are participating.

“Walgreens has been such a loyal supporter of Niswonger Children’s Hospital and we really appreciate them,” said Cookie McKinney, manager of children’s initiatives at Niswonger. “I hope people who shop there will take advantage of this chance to give a little and help a lot!”

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pet therapy "picnic" set for Friday, Sept. 8, outside JCMC and Niswonger

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Talk about a cute event! A pet therapy "picnic" is set for Friday at lunchtime Friday, Sept. 8, outside Niswonger Children's Hospital. This is an appreciation event for our Mountain States pet therapy dogs and their handlers for helping decrease anxiety and stress in our patients – and for always bringing a smile to the faces of our team members!

Team members and guests are welcome to stop by and see the dogs and their handlers. (NOTE: The dogs will have "picnic" treats, but no food for the humans.)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Special deal at Subway® Restaurants supports cancer patients through Dragon Boat Festival

Here’s a great meal deal from Subway that also supports our local cancer patients through the Dragon Boat Festival presented by Subway® Restaurants.

From Aug. 1 through Sept. 15, if you eat at participating Subway Restaurants and donate $1 or more, you’ll receive a $1 off coupon for your next Subway foot-long sub sandwich. Subway will then give a dollar to Dragon Boat to assist cancer patients. It’s a quick and easy way to raise money for a great cause!

The funds we raise through Dragon Boat are used, through Mountain States Foundation, to assist cancer patients with expenses associated with cancer care such as gas vouchers, taxi fares, non-covered medications, nutritional expenses and personal care items.

For more about the Dragon Boat Festival presented by Subway® Restaurants, click here.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Human Remains team doing Dragon Boat fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Freddy's in JC to benefit cancer patients

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Can you help us out? Human Remains, the JCMC Human Resources Dragon Boat team, is having a fundraiser at Freddy’s this Thursday, Aug. 17, from 4-9 p.m. Just mention our name and we will receive 15 percent of the proceeds, which will benefit Circle of Hope.

 This program provides extra resources for cancer patients and families who may need financial help while receiving medical care.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

JCMC hosting Patients Scrubs Closet and Family Toiletry Bag Project with donation drop-off from Feb. 20-24

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Johnson City Medical Center is asking for donations of clean scrubs and new toiletry items, to go to patients/families in need, as part of the Patients Scrubs Closet and Family Toiletry Bag Project.

It goes from Feb. 20-24 and drop-off is on 4400 where the safety huddle occurs.

Team members can donate clean scrubs (personal, not hospital green scrubs), as well as toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and travel-size shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors and quart-size zip-lock style bags.

For more information, call Misty Jenkins at 431-6937 or Ruth Morelock at 431-2064.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Auditions set for 2017’s "Broadway Comes to Greeneville"

Beginning Feb. 7, auditions will take place across the region for this year’s “Broadway Comes to Greeneville.” Youth ages 7 to 17 can audition to be cast in the annual event, which is a production of the Mountain States Foundation and presenting sponsor Consumer Credit Union.


Now in its sixth year, “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” raises awareness for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.


The cast will have the opportunity to perform alongside Broadway stars, who will be traveling to Greeneville to create a Broadway-style show featuring the selected area youth talent. David Elder (“Guys and Dolls,” “42nd Street”), Gary Mauer (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables”), Elizabeth Southard (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Sound of Music”) and Emily Skinner (“Jekyll & Hyde,” “Billy Elliot,” “Side Show”) will be performing at the event on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Greeneville, Tenn.


Any youth interested in auditioning should prepare a classical song, country song or Broadway song to perform for the judges. There will be a one-minute performance time for each vocalist, and for convenience, there will be a wireless speaker, piano and CD player available at each audition. However, if vocalists want to use an accompanist, they will need to bring their own. Vocalists can only audition once.


Audition times and locations are listed below.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m. – East Tennessee State University, Martha Street Culp Auditorium, D.P. Culp Center, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. – Annie Hogan Byrd Theatre, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m. – Barter Theatre, Stage II, 110 W. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 

For more information about the production of “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” or the auditions, please contact Cookie McKinney at 423-431-1224.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Barnes & Noble to donate percentage of sales from Dec. 10-16 to Niswonger Children's Hospital; kickoff event set for Saturday

The kickoff event on Saturday, Dec. 10, will go from 10 a.m.-noon with lots of fun and kids' activities.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In the TM Campaign battle of Washingon County (Tenn.), it's Niswonger by a nose!

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The totals are in from the Washington County March Madness competition for the Team Member Campaign – and clearly it's not about winning or losing, it's how you play the game.

 Hats off to Lisa Carter, team captain for Niswonger  Children's Hospital, for a last-minute charge for the win (Niswonger team members pictured above on the right). Team totals are:


   1, Team Niswonger 32% participation

   2, Team Franklin Woods/Woodridge 31%

   3, Team JCMC 22% (pictured above on left)

 THE REAL WINNERS, of course, are Mountain States team members, patients and their families! Thanks to all of the staff who participated and made this year's Team Member Campaign such a success! Washington County blew away its goal and raised nearly $74,000 dollars for this great team member program.




Barry K. Tourigny

Sr. Director of Human Resources

Washington County Operations

Monday, March 28, 2016

Who's leading in the Washington County (Tenn.) CEO competition for Team Member Campaign participation?

The three CEOs of our Washington County, Tenn., hospitals are doing a friendly "March Madness" competition to see whose facility can get the highest rate of participation in our Team Member Campaign. This involves Melody Trimble at JCMC, Lisa Carter at Niswonger Children's Hospital and Lindy White at Franklin Woods. The Team Member Campaign started Monday and lasts through April 11. We'll update each day with how they're doing. Here's where things stand after one day:





Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mountain States HR offering discounted Johnson City Transit bus passes for $15

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States has a new benefit to offer team members who live in Johnson City and ride the JC Transit – a monthly bus pass for $15, discounted from the normal $25 cost.

 Mountain States has worked out an arrangement to purchase the bus passes from JCT at the discounted rate and pass the savings along to team members. The passes will be sold by Human Resources, much like the discounted Dollywood or movie tickets that HR offers. The cost can be payroll-deducted.

 Any team members interested in getting a discounted pass should contact Rachel Bradley at 423-302-3252.


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