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OhioHealth Sports Medicine Partnerships to Benefit Southeastern Ohio’s Student Athletes

OhioHealth is teaming up with southeastern Ohio school districts to provide medical and training services for middle and high school student athletes. Nelsonville-York City Schools and Trimble Local Schools have both signed five year agreements with OhioHealth to integrate licensed athletic trainers employed by OhioHealth into their school athletic programs. OhioHealth partners with over 50 high schools throughout the state to provide sports medicine services and is also the official healthcare provider for Ohio University Athletics, the Columbus Crew and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

A similar agreement is already in place with Athens City Schools, another district in the southeastern Ohio region.

Per the agreements, OhioHealth licensed athletic trainers will work closely with students, parents, coaches and staff of the participating schools.

“We’re proud to serve as the official healthcare provider for our community’s student athletes and look forward to keeping them safe and healthy as their seasons begin,” said Bill Davis, Director of Sports Medicine, OhioHealth. “Our team is on the tracks, fields and courts—if there is an injury, they can make an assessment and quickly connect athletes to care.” 

“The health and safety of our children is critically important to everyone in the community,” said LeeAnn Helber, president of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. “Coupling their athletic endeavors with instruction on healthy habits and providing them with proper care contributes to their health both on and off the field.”

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