Sparrow has been named the official health system of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) as experts from both organizations team up to transform care of student-athletes.
The unprecedented partnership means players, parents, coaches, and administrators have instant access to the region’s health care experts on student-athlete related issues such as training, nutrition and concussions.
Sparrow offers programs for athletes at all levels and includes primary care Physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and athletic and performance trainers.
Sparrow will lend its expertise through the MHSAA website, including an “Ask the Expert” feature which connects users directly to Sparrow Caregivers. Experts will also be on-site at MHSAA tournament events to answer questions and discuss sports medicine-related issues.
“This partnership is one of the biggest steps we’ve ever taken to build the MHSAA’s capacity to address the almost daily questions we receive about student-athlete health and wellness, and to sort out and solve the biggest issues of school sports safety,” said John E. “Jack” Roberts, executive director of the MHSAA.
Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization with more than 10,000 Caregivers.
“Sparrow is thrilled to partner with the MHSAA,” said Stella Cash, Sparrow Vice President for Development and Strategic Partnerships. “We have the region’s pre-eminent primary care Physicians trained in sports medicine who specialize in the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. Parents and coaches can turn to us for all health-related issues and trust we are focused on transforming care to keep their high school athletes fit, healthy and in the game.”
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