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Madison Health and Nationwide Children's Hospital expand partnership for local athletes
September 8, 2017

Madison Health is pleased to expand its partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital to provide pediatric sports medicine care at West Jefferson High School.


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 work closely to coordinate resources in order to provide cost-effective care to all patients, and ensure an appropriate level of sports medicine care and improved transitions of care when necessary. Athletic trainers, physicians, therapists and teachers also have more opportunities to receive specialized education.


"We are pleased to continue our collaboration 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 collaboration enables us to work together to enhance access to sports medicine expertise for student-athletes."


Madison Health and Nationwide Children’s currently provide athletic training services for both London and Madison Plains High Schools. As part of the partnership, all athletic trainers are employed by Nationwide Children's and are available at each districts’ sporting events. Madison Health primary care physicians provide team physicians services at each of the schools’ home games.


"Madison Health is proud to work with Nationwide Children's to offer expanded sports medicine services and rehabilitative care," said Jennifer Piccione, Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Services 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 occurs between the athletic trainer and physician, or other healthcare provider. Student-athletes benefit by providers ensuring they receive the appropriate level of care for their injury.


Teachers and school administrators 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 helps staff recognize symptoms and encourage appropriate academic progress for affected students.


“The partnership between Madison Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Jefferson Local School District allows for the absolute best care of all of West Jefferson’s student athletes,” said Phil Brown, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Madison Health. “All student athletes now have access to the best rehabilitation services and state-of-the-art equipment in the area. When our services are needed, our therapists will return the student athlete to the field stronger than ever and with a reduced chance of re-injury.”


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, sports performance training, sports nutrition and wellness. Nationwide Children’s currently partners with 17 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.
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