• Hunter Smith, NICU patient

  • Hunter Smith, NICU patient

    "Hunter is now a happy, healthy 9-year-old. Thank you, Holston Valley."


    – the Smith family

  • Hunter Smith, Now

    Hunter Smith’s mother endured a harrowing pregnancy with preeclampsia. When she went into labor five weeks early, her son, Hunter, went through a rough delivery, leaving him with several facial traumas.

    Due to the trauma – compounded by infant respiratory distress – Hunter was quickly admitted to Holston Valley’s NICU. He received treatment for his respiratory troubles and underwent three plastic surgeries. After enduring so much so early, Hunter is now a happy, thriving elementary school student.


  • If the NICU has touched your life, or the life of someone you know, please consider enrolling in the Next Generation Campaign's Little Footprints Club and help babies in need for years to come.

    Wellmont Health System is the regional affiliate for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Learn more about children's services in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or support local kids through the Wellmont Foundation.