Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be providing services in the Healthy New Albany Center when the building opens in 2014. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has already committed to bringing services to the Healthy New Albany program.
“In keeping with our long-standing relationship with both the New Albany community and the Wexner Medical Center, we will be collaborating to provide pediatric sports medicine services,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “We are continually seeking ways to bring programs and services to children and their families right in the communities in which they work, live and play, and the Healthy New Albany Center provides a perfect opportunity.”
In addition to Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children’s will also provide:
-Sports physical therapy -- a rehabilitation program specifically for young athletes and children who have suffered bone and/or muscle injuries
-Therapeutic massage -- to relieve muscle tension/stiffness in joints, relieve acute or chronic pain and increase blood circulation
-Radiology and laboratory services
-Health education programs
-Pediatric sub-specialty clinics yet to be identified
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine has provided sports medicine services, (including a certified athletic trainer and athletic training services) and health and wellness education to New Albany High School student-athletes since 2005. Ashley Minnick, AT, ATC, is part of a team providing a wide range of pediatric and adolescent expertise to the New Albany High School athletes, coaches and staff. She is on the sidelines at practices and games and available to meet each student athlete’s sports medicine needs. This sports medicine service includes initial injury management and rehabilitation, training optimization, injury prevention, concussion management and coordination of care with the Sports Medicine and Orthopedics specialists of Nationwide Children’s. The entire team of experts works with New Albany High School’s staff to deliver state-of-the-art and comprehensive Sports Medicine services to all of the student athletes. The hospital plans to build on these outstanding services in support of the Healthy New Albany program, to focus on the well-being of children in the community.