Harrison Community Hospital to Provide Athletic Services to Harrison Central High School
August 3, 2018
CADIZ – Harrison Community Hospital (HCH) is now the athletic medical provider for Harrison Central High School.
“Our hospital is proud to provide these services to our high school athletes. It makes sense to take advantage of a medical facility so nearby, one with a very experienced and talented trainer like Caitlin Tomczyk managing this program for us,” said Dr. Dan Jones, HCH medical director. “We’re equally proud that Caitlin has joined our hospital staff.”
Tomczyk will be based at HCH, but will work with Harrison Central coaches to create training and treatment schedules.
As the school’s full-time athletic trainer for all sports, she will provide athletes with an additional level of care during sporting events and practices. In addition to providing assessments and treatments, she will also be responsible for designing and implementing sport-specific strength and conditioning programs. Among the assessments Tomczyk will offer is baseline concussion testing.
“This is much more than just naming a trainer,” said Dana Snider, superintendent of Harrison Hills City School District. “Caitlin is an extension of the relationship we already have with Harrison Community Hospital.”
Harrison Central head football coach Anthony Hayes said, “An athletic trainer plays an integral role in what we’re doing as a program. Football is a collision sport and there are risks associated with that. We want to make sure our athletes are physically prepared prior to competition. But if an injury would occur, Caitlin is able to assess, treat, or refer to a physician.”
“I can’t thank enough Dana Snider, the Harrison Central board and Dr. Jones for their efforts in making this collaboration come to fruition. HCH is excited about providing this service for the student athletes” said John DeBlasis, HCH vice president. “These kind of relationships bind communities together and establish a solid foundation for growth into other areas.”
Jones added, “The collaboration between the high school and our local hospital is a perfect example of unity, support and commitment within the community. These attributes are essential elements when it comes to building a strong program and community. In addition, I know Caitlin will be a fantastic fit to Harrison Central athletic training as well as their strength and conditioning program. From her experience in athletic training to her personal interest in powerlifting, her skill set offers the student athletes great opportunity and potential.“
Tomczyk, a Wheeling Central High School graduate, obtained her athletic training degree from Wheeling Jesuit University. She currently resides in Toronto.
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Dr. Dan Jones, Harrison Community Hospital medical director, welcomes athletic trainer Caitlin Tomczyk to the hospital staff. In a collaboration between HCH and Harrison Community Hospital, Tomczyk also has been named the full-time athletic trainer for all sports at the school.