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Friday, July 17, 2015

Franciscan St. Francis Health, MSD Martinsville score sports medicine deal

MARTINSVILLE, Ind.  – Franciscan St. Francis Health and the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville have forged an agreement to provide medical and related support for high school athletics program.

The hospital’s Sports Medicine program will provide an on-site physician for all Martinsville High School home football games and certified athletic trainer services as determined by the school’s athletic director. Athletic trainers also will be on hand for all high school athletic activities.

 “Franciscan St. Francis Health – which operates the only full-service hospital in Morgan County – is proud to be part of the MSD Martinsville team, and we look forward to work with coaches and students to ensure their health, safety and well-being,” said Chris DiGiusto, director of the hospital’s Ortho-Neuro Service Line. “Our sports medicine physicians and staff have extensive experience in all areas of caring for athletes.”

The agreement is effective July 2015 through June 2018.

“The MSD of Martinsville is very thankful for the support of its newest partner, Franciscan St. Francis Health,” said Superintendent Dr. Michele Moore. “This partnership will allow our school district to better serve its many students and families.”

Among other terms of the agreement:
·        Sports medicine physicians and staff will provide concussion prevention and management testing and screenings to help prevent other sports-related injuries
·        The hospital will provide sports-related medical equipment as needed
·        On-site student athlete physicals to be available
·        Franciscan St. Francis Health will receive exclusive naming rights as the premier sports medicine provider to MSD Martinsville
·        The hospital will have prominent placement of its name and logo on scoreboards, signage and banners and other relevant information in athletic publications
J    Jeff Peterson, MD, medical director of Franciscan St. Francis Health Sports Medicine, leads a team of physicians, athletic trainers and staff who provide a full range of services to area schools, athletic leagues and teams, and community-wide sporting events throughout Central Indiana.

      The sports medicine team also provides a range of athletic training and other health-related support to Mooresville High School in northern Morgan County.ooresville High School in northern Morgan County.