Posted on: February 25, 2016
Northside Hospital-Cherokee was recently selected as the exclusive sports medicine partner for Reinhardt University Athletics and the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency.
Northside will work with the university and the county to offer sports-related services including nutrition, athlete education, coach education, sports competition assistance and oversight. In addition, Northside is providing athletes with primary, emergency and specialty care, such as custom sports medicine orthopaedics.
“This program illustrates the ongoing dedication Northside Hospital has to community and the health and wellbeing of our county residents,” said Katie Pearson, director of operations at Northside Hospital-Cherokee. “Northside’s expanded local services allow athletes and their families to be seen immediately by our healthcare providers and have their information seamlessly shared across specialties for continuity of care.”
Along with providing training and care for the young athletes, Northside is educating coaches on concussion management and increased access to services like athletic training.
“Programs such as this allow us to fulfill our mission, which is to improve the quality of life for our citizens,” said Bryan D. Reynolds, director of the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency.
Bill Popp, Reinhardt University’s athletic director, said the partnership builds a sense of community while supporting the athletic department’s continuous growth.
“The care Northside Hospital can provide our student-athletes and the resources they have made available to us will only strengthen our plan to keep these young men and women physically and mentally prepared for the rigors of collegiate athletics,” Popp said.
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