Published on December 10, 2013

Owensboro Health Named Official Sports Medicine Provider for KWC Athletics

Owensboro Health has entered into an agreement with Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC) to serve as the official provider of sports medicine and athletic training services for the KWC athletic program.

“This partnership with Owensboro Health is an exciting step for the Kentucky Wesleyan Athletics Department,” says Jim Askins, director of athletics for Kentucky Wesleyan College. “Our organizations share a common vision of health and wellness that we feel will have a positive impact on all of our athletes.”

Owensboro Health Orthopedics is now providing athletic training coverage and medical support services at all KWC football home games and Men’s and Women’s basketball home games. The KWC athletic program has a total of 278 student athletes and includes football, basketball, soccer, baseball, cross country, softball, tennis, volleyball and indoor and outdoor track and field.

“Our team is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the KWC athletic program,” says Dr. Reid Wilson, an orthopedic surgeon with Owensboro Health Orthopedics. “They have a first class group of student athletes and a great leadership team. We are looking forward to helping keep their athletes healthy and at the top of their game.”

The Owensboro Health Orthopedics team includes Dr. Reid Wilson, Dr. Anthony McBride and Dr. Mark McGinnis. They will provide on-campus training room clinic each week to triage, evaluate and treat injuries. The partnership will also include the development of an athletic physical program for KWC for the 2014-2015 school year.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.