Bethlehem, PA (2/5/2015) -- Board members of the Bethlehem Area School District recently contracted with St. Luke’s University Health Network and St. Luke’s Physician Group to provide sports medicine services for the district’s interscholastic sports programs.
As part of the $25,000 per year contract, St. Luke’s will provide eight athletic trainers: two to each high school and one to each middle school. Additionally, there will be an athletic trainer navigator to help facilitate services at the sites and a sports medicine liaison who will help with administrative and insurance issues, according to John Hauth, St. Luke’s Senior Director of Sports Medicine Relationships.
Additionally, St. Luke’s will provide team physician services, pre-participation physical examinations, baseline performance and injury prevention screening, baseline concussion testing, sports physical therapy, educational programming, staff wellness programs and several community initiatives related to the BASD’s strategic goals. One of St. Luke’s primary goals is to assist BASD in encouraging more youth to become physically active and to address health care disparities through collaboration with the Bethlehem Partnership for a Health Community.
Additional value to the new alliance includes some selected services for BASD’s faculty and staff, Hauth said. St. Luke’s will provide wellness testing and access to various health programs that fit in with the district’s strategic goals.
Mariella B. Miller
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
St. Luke's University Health Network
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