Amanda Clearcreek High School, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Sports Medicine Partner to Benefit Students Health, Wellness

August 6, 2013

Amanda Clearcreek High School will begin a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine this month to provide sports medicine services and health and wellness education to student athletes.

Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine will provide Certified Athletic Trainer Aaron Barber to Amanda Clearcreek High School. The athletic trainer will be part of a team providing sports medicine expertise to the Amanda Clearcreek athletes, coaches and staff. They will be on the sidelines at practices and games providing care for all of the high school’s athletes.

Services provided by Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine includes initial injury evaluation, 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 the school’s staff to deliver cutting-edge and comprehensive sports medicine services to the Amanda Clearcreek schools and community.  

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Amanda Clearcreek High School,” said Thomas Pommering, DO, medical director of Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s. “Athletes are constantly pushing themselves to reach their full athletic potential, so it is imperative they have access to a comprehensive team of specialists dedicated to the care and management of competitive, young athletes.”

Nationwide Children’s currently partners with more than a dozen other central Ohio high schools, as well as Ohio Dominican University.  

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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at