In 2008, Stone Panels, Inc. completed a project for the Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. SPI was able to upgrade the three-story, 75,000 sq. ft. facility’s exterior with Indiana Limestone StoneLite® panels. The hospital opened to patients in March of 2009.
Niswonger Children’s Hospital serves more than 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region and is one of six St, Jude Affiliate Clinics. It holds 69 beds and is staffed with some of the best pediatric experts in the country who genuinely care about children and their families. The goal of Niswonger Children’s Hospital is to provide safe and child-friendly care that is centered on the patient and family. Due to its spacious facilities, the hospital is able to offer 20 pediatric services including Child Development, Neonatology, Pediatric Radiology and more.
Stone Panels, Inc. was chosen for the Niswonger project because of our world renown StoneLite® panels and extensive list of healthcare projects, which includes several hospitals across the country, such as the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas and the Windhaven Medical Plaza in Texas.
The selection of limestone StoneLite® panels saved Niswonger approximately 20 – 50% in stone installation costs, while updating the exterior’s overall aesthetic. Not to mention, StoneLite® panels are 80% lighter than traditional stone and can be installed quickly and efficiently with fewer workers.
If you’re involved with a project in the healthcare industry, contact Stone Panels, Inc. to discuss how StoneLite® panels may provide the materials you need. StoneLite® panels were the perfect addition for Niswonger because it was imperative that it needed to be a warm and welcoming place for patients and their families.
To see more of Niswonger, watch this video, which features a tour of the hospital as well as interviews with staff and philanthropists.