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Indiana Pacers’ George Hill is now the face of Community Sports Medicine

For release on May 18, 2012

Indianapolis, IN---Indiana Pacers guard and Indianapolis native George Hill has partnered with Community Health Network to be the face of the Community Sports Medicine program. Hill will focus on improving sports performance training for student athletes in Community’s school-based sports programs.

“We are thrilled to have a local sports hero partner with Community Sports Medicine,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “Hill already has a successful program called George Hill Rising Stars that teaches basketball skills and life lessons to over 70 boys and girls. He will be taking his philosophy of sports performance training to our school-based sports medicine programs and assisting young people with becoming healthy adults and better athletes.”

In addition to his likeness being featured in advertisements and promotional materials for Community Sports Medicine, Hill will also provide advice, expertise and his observations related to sports performance and proper development of athletes who utilize services with Community’s school-based sports programs.

“I’m excited to broaden my reach to student athletes through Community Sports Medicine,” said Hill. “I want to spread my message of honor, respect and dignity, while improving the basketball skills of young people. I’m serious about positively impacting Indianapolis through basketball.”

Community Sports Medicine school-based programs provide athletic trainers for participating school system’s middle and high schools, while a team physician is available to provide coverage for various athletic events. Community also has a team of orthopedic specialists to whom athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians can refer athletes for treatment. In addition, Community provides sports physicals, student echocardiograms, impact testing and concussion management, and physical and occupational therapy available through Community’s outpatient Rehab & Sports Medicine Centers.

With Hill’s consultation, Community Sports Medicine aims to enhance its sports medicine services, while expanding to include personal wellness coaching, sports nutrition, sports psychology, plus educational series for athletes, coaches and parents.

“Our strategy is to grow our sports medicine program, beginning with school sports,” said Kyle Fisher, chief strategic development officer at Community Health Network. “This partnership is a great way to energize our efforts, while helping to develop healthy student athletes.”

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations