Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) has partnered with Columbus Regional Health as its exclusive provider of sports medicine and athletic training services.
This latest partnership joins the ranks of a robust sports medicine and athletic trainer program already functioning locally at the middle and high school level. Through the partnership, IUPUC will host dedicated certified athletic training services to support the collegiate-level athletes in a variety of sports including cross country, baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball.
“We are excited to be working with CRH and know they will provide our student athletes with the highest level of care available,” said IUPUC Athletic Director, Zach McClellan. “The success of our athletic program relies heavily on community involvement, and CRH has proven to be a great partner for IUPUC’s nursing program over the years, and we expect that excellence to continue with athletics.”
The new partnership will also extend services such as injury screening and management to student athletes, as well as a direct line to the orthopedics and sports medicine specialty providers and staff.
“We are proud to be a part of the development of collegiate athletics in Columbus and look forward to the opportunity to provide immediate sports medicine care to these athletes,” said Todd Hostetler, Columbus Regional Health Wellness manager. “The partnership of these great organizations demonstrates our commitment to community, and the people we serve.”
As this region’s primary healthcare system, Columbus Regional Health is pleased to partner with IUPUC to support and boost the lives of student athletes that both organizations serve.
Columbus Regional Health is a system serving a 10-county region in southeastern Indiana. It holds a more than 100-year history as the local, independent healthcare provider in our service area. Columbus Regional Health contains more than 2,400 employees, 225 physicians on medical staff and 250 volunteers. Columbus Regional Hospital, the system’s flagship facility, is a 225-bed not-for-profit, providing emergency and surgical services and comprehensive care in numerous specialty areas. Columbus Regional Health Physicians offers a network of primary and specialty care physicians. The health system is pleased to offer one, unified electronic medical record system, Epic, for inpatient and outpatient services.
For more than 50 years, IUPUC has been a welcoming campus, offering individual experiences for dreamers, doers, and leaders to learn, discover and contribute in their own way. In 2022, IUPUC launched its athletics program by joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), where it will participate in cross country, baseball, and softball during its first year, and add soccer and volleyball in 2023.