Bryan Health and Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, in partnership with Litzenberg Memorial Hospital, to Provide Athletic Training Services for Central City High School and Nebraska Christian High School
Bryan Health and Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, are pleased to announce a mutual agreement with Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital to provide athletic training services for Central City High School and Nebraska Christian High School.
“Our goal at Litzenberg and Lone Tree Medical Clinic is to find opportunities to partner with our communities and improve health and wellness,” said Julie Murray, CEO of Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital. “The Athletic Training program is an excellent opportunity for us to work closely with our area schools, their coaches, student-athletes and parents. It is an expansion to our specialized Lone Tree Sports Medicine program that is under the direction of Dr. Nathan Krug.”
Bryan Health and Lincoln Orthopaedic Center have partnered with local high schools, youth sports organizations and community hospitals to form a sports medicine program that provides professional athletic training services. A certified athletic trainer will be assigned to cover daily practices and attend all varsity matches to evaluate, treat, rehabilitate and provide first aid to athletes. The individual will also provide relevant education and literature on athletic injuries to student-athletes, parents and coaches and provide full concussion testing services to both high school and junior high school participants.
Sara Shively, BS, ATC will be the dedicated athletic trainer serving Central City schools. Sara is a native of Central City and a graduate of Central City High School. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She is licensed in the state of Nebraska as a trainer and holds her national certification as well. Prior to coming to Bryan Health and Central City, Sara worked in Norfolk, Neb. as an athletic trainer at Norfolk High School through Faith Regional Health Center. In addition to her work with Central City high schools, Sara will cover other local athletic events and work at Litzenberg Memorial Hospital.
Bryan Health and Lincoln Orthopaedic Center provide athletic trainer coverage for 12 high schools in Nebraska and work with YMCA, Lincoln Youth Softball, Midget Football and other community sports organizations to keep athletes healthy and safe.
For more information about Bryan Health and Lincoln Orthopaedic Center sports program contact Corey Courtney, ATC, Director of Sports Medicine Outreach, at 402-499-4834 or go to www.bryanhealth.org/athletic-training-program.