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Madison Health and Nationwide Children's Hospital team up for local athletes
February 2, 2015
Madison Health has proudly partnered with Nationwide Children's Hospital to provide pediatric sports medicine care in and around Madison County.
The collaboration offers area student-athletes improved access to specialized sports medicine care and enables patients requiring care the ability to receive it in the community whenever possible. Both hospital systems are working closely to coordinate resources in order to provide cost-effective care to all patients, and to ensure an appropriate level of sports medicine care and improved transitions of care when necessary. Athletic trainers, physicians, therapists and teachers will also have more opportunities to receive specialized education.
"We are pleased to be collaborating with Madison Health to provide the very best sports medicine care to student-athletes in Madison County," said Lisa Kluchurosky, Nationwide Children's Service Line Administrator for Sports Medicine. "This new collaboration enables us to work together to enhance access to sports medicine expertise for student-athletes."
Madison Health previously provided athletic training services for Madison Plains Local School District while Nationwide Children's provided services for London City Schools. As part of the partnership, all athletic trainers are employed by Nationwide Children's and will be available at both districts’ sporting events.
"Madison Health is proud to work with Nationwide Children's to offer expanded sports medicine services and rehabilitative care," said Jennifer Piccione, Chief Clinical Services Officer at Madison Health. "We are excited to have the opportunity to provide these services in our community so that more area athletes can receive quality care in our community whenever possible."
If a parent chooses to receive sports medicine or orthopedic care from Madison Health or Nationwide Children’s, a seamless process for coordination of care and a direct line of communication will occur between the athletic trainer and physician, or other healthcare provider. Student-athletes will benefit by ensuring they will receive the appropriate level of care for their injury.
Teachers and school administrators will also directly benefit from the collaboration. Nationwide Children's is committed to providing specialized instruction to participating schools on health related topics, including concussion education. This education will help staff recognize symptoms and encourage appropriate academic progress for affected students.
"The collaboration with Nationwide Children's will allow for advanced education and training not only to educators, but also physical and occupational therapists at Madison Health," said Myah Walker, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Madison Health. "Our team has opportunities to participate in continuing education courses at Nationwide Children's and will allow us to grow in our efforts to provide the best rehabilitation services for our student athletes. In turn, it is our hope that we will share educational resources as well as sports medicine expertise and treatments that are proven to yield peak athletic performance with a strong focus on injury prevention."
Although sports medicine is a new collaboration between Madison Health and Nationwide Children’s, the two hospitals have successfully partnered in other services lines such as obstetrics. Madison Health is a proud member of Nationwide Children's Neonatal Ambassador Program, an outreach program that has helped increase the number of healthy babies born in Madison County.
To learn more about sports medicine at Madison Health, please contact the Rehabilitation Services team at 740-845-7275.
About Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine: Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine includes a staff of physicians, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and physical therapists who are all trained to provide age-appropriate patient care to recreational, competitive and elite athletes. In addition to treatment, Nationwide Children’s offers a comprehensive program focused on research, education, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and wellness. Nationwide Children’s currently partners with more than a dozen other central Ohio high schools, as well as Ohio Dominican University. To learn more, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/Sports-Medicine.
About Madison Health’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services: Madison Health, formerly known as Madison County Hospital, is redesigning the patient experience and focusing on its commitment to quality care. At Madison Health, patients can expect coordinated and specialized medical attention across the continuum of care. Our group of emergency room physicians, orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians and rehabilitative specialists are highly-trained and committed to providing exceptional recovery outcomes to patients and families. All members of the healthcare team are dedicated to providing responsive care in a healing and family-centered environment. For more information about Madison Health, visit www.madison-health.com.