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Community Health Network is exclusive health care provider for S.P.O.R.T.S. athletes

For release on July 11, 2011

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network is now the exclusive health care provider for athletes participating in Southeastern Program of Recreational Team Sports (S.P.O.R.T.S.) through 2012. As part of a new agreement, Community will provide athletic trainers and physicians at key sporting events and clinical sports medicine coverage at games throughout the year. Community’s commitment also extends to the overall wellness of athletes and their families by providing multiple access sites of care throughout the neighborhoods of Fishers.

“We are excited to partner with the athletes and coaches of S.P.O.R.T.S,” said Jon Fohrer, CEO of the ambulatory division at Community Health Network. “In addition to our involvement at sporting events, we want to bring value-added programs such as CPR training for coaches and volunteers, student athlete heart risk screenings, impact/concussion screenings and sports physicals.  We believe these types of programs can improve athletic safety.”

The new partnership between Community Health Network and S.P.O.R.T.S builds upon Community’s strong presence in Fishers. Besides Community Hospital North and MedCheck walk-in care centers, Community Physicians of Indiana practices are located in Community Health Pavilions throughout the area.

“We are pleased to have Community Health Network as our health care provider,” remarked Lynda Carlino, executive director of S.P.O.R.T.S. “Our league members will benefit from the sports medical coverage and health and wellness activities throughout the year. As the town of Fishers grows, so will our organization, and we want to have Community’s expertise in prevention and wellness programs available to our athletes and their families.”

About S.P.O.R.T.S.
S.P.O.R.T.S., a not-for-profit organization operating in the Hamilton Southeastern community, is committed to creating opportunities for youth to participate in recreational and competitive sports. S.P.O.R.T.S. believes participation on athletic teams promotes character development, leadership and physical fitness. More than 11,000 youth participated in S.P.O.R.T. S. teams in 2010.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a non-profit health system with multiple sites of care and affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, acute care and specialty hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on ease of access to exceptional care.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations