23 Jul Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, Williamson Medical Center named official sports medicine providers for Williamson County high schools
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee and Williamson Medical Center are partnering to serve as the official sports medicine providers for Williamson County’s high school athletes. As of July 2018, trained medical professionals will be on hand at all TSSAA-sanctioned practices and games. Certified athletic trainers employed by Williamson Medical will be assigned to each high school and will accompany athletes to away games, while an orthopaedic provider from the Institute will be onsite during each home game. The service is provided free of charge to Williamson County schools. “We take care of each other in Williamson County, which is why community outreach is so important to us,” said Jay Moore, ATC/L, director of the Athletic Trainer Program at Williamson Medical. “Our team of trainers will cover all after school practices and stay through the games at night to care for athletes.” In addition, Williamson Medical has committed to posting EMS personnel at every Williamson County high school home game along with an on-call ambulance. Even if the ambulance must leave to answer a call, an EMS personnel will remain onsite for the duration of the game. “We are excited to partner with the Institute and Williamson County School District,” Moore said. It’s a great opportunity to provide the same high-quality orthopaedic care for our young athletes that we do for the rest of the community.” Williamson Medical’s athletic training program includes nine full time trainers, while the Institute employs 13 nationally respected orthopaedic surgeons.
Athletic Trainers and their Designated School: Kayla Glenn (Brentwood) Megan Wenger (Centennial) Amanda Drury (Fairview) Alexis Boorde (Franklin) Brandi Mangrum (Independence) Matt Shattuck (Nolensville) Verena Yawn (Page) Brittany Hillyer (Ravenwood) Tony Walukonis (Summit) In the photos: Williamson Medical Center EMS Personnel and Certified Athletic Trainers conduct mock drills that further enhance best practices and protocols between both groups for seamless communication.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible health care possible. More than 600 physicians represent 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center offers patients a level of expertise and sophistication one expects to find at larger facilities, but with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. In 2015, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center opened on our campus, adding dedicated pediatric emergent and inpatient care to our offerings. With our fully equipped pediatric rooms, we are now able to provide focused, specific care to the children of our community as well as their parents. For more information visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org.
ABOUT THE BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was formally established in 2018, but its legacy goes back to 1979 with the founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009 the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons. In 2017 Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin hospital and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. Our nationally-recognized surgeons have expertise in a number of specialties including fracture care, joint replacement, sports injuries and spinal care. The Institute is temporarily located on-site in Williamson Tower, located at 4323 Carothers Parkway, in Franklin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (615) 791-2630.