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Community Health Network supports athletics and performing arts at Greenwood and Southport High Schools; Performing arts funding, athletic training part of Community’s commitment to south side

For release: 9/28/2010

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network announced partnerships for the 2010-2011 school year that will benefit the performing arts students at Greenwood High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, and Southport High School, 971 E. Banta Road, Indianapolis. Additionally, Community’s Rehab & Sports MedicineCenters and Greenwood Orthopedics have teamed up as the official athletic training provider at GreenwoodHigh School through May 2012.  

“Our communities rally around the schools,” said Tony Lennen, president of Community Hospital South. “South side residents are involved in their kids’ activities, and what’s important to them is also important to us.” 

Lennen and others at Community worked with administrators at Greenwood and Southport High Schools to identify areas where support is needed, at a time when schools need it most. The discussions resulted in a $2,500 performing arts sponsorship to support arts education programs at each school.  Community will also have signage displayed in the schools’ auditorium areas.

 “I believe schools, parents and community members must all work together to provide maximum learning opportunities for our students,” said Barbara Brouwer, principal at SouthportHigh School.

In addition to the performing arts partnerships, Community is providing dedicated athletic training support at Greenwood High School. Community’s Rehab & Sports Medicine Centers are employing a full-time athletic trainer, who will work on-site at the school, attending and monitoring student athletes at daily practices and games. The athletic trainer will work with the physicians at Greenwood Orthopaedics, who will provide routine injury checks for in-season athletes free of charge. “Our goal is to keep students safe and healthy,” said Lennen. “But when they are injured, we can provide the care for them that will get them back to their sport quickly.” 

“Money is so tight in education today that community partners are not just important, but necessary in meeting the needs of today’s youth,” said Jim Kaylor, principal at GreenwoodHigh School. “We are proud to call Community Health Network our neighbor and friend. They have reached out to the needs of our students and have given them a chance to explore avenues in arts and athletics; additional avenues that our corporation would not be able to provide without their help.”

About CommunityHospital South
Community Hospital South is an acute care hospital located at 1400 East County Line Road.  With a vast array of surgical capabilities, maternity care, emergency room services and cardiovascular care, Community Hospital South provides an exceptional patient and family experience for the residents of southern Marion and JohnsonCounties. Ranked among the nation’s most integrated health care networks, Community Health Network has more than 90 sites of care and nearly 500 integrated physicians throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, part of Community Heart and Vascular; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck walk-in care centers and MedCheck Express convenience clinics; employer health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.

 

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Gayle Sweitzer

Community Hospital South
317-621-7071
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