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Miami Valley Hospital to Provide Sports Medicine Coverage to Wright State Athletes

New Contract Provides for Physician at Home Games, On-Campus Clinic

DAYTON, Ohio, January 18, 2007 - Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) has signed a contract with Wright State University (WSU) to deliver sports medicine coverage to the university’s athletic department.

As part of the agreement, MVH and Wright State Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will partner with the WSU Athletic Department to make available a sports medicine physician on campus and at various sporting events, as well as assist in the training of students enrolled in the university’s athletic training program. The contract marks the second area university represented by MVH for sports medicine. The hospital’s Sports Medicine Center provides coverage for all University of Dayton athletics.

The arrangement is a real plus for injured Raider athletes. They will now benefit by being able to be seen on campus quickly by one of four Wright State Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine doctors who will conduct clinic hours at the university. Doctors participating in the sports clinic include Corey Ellis, M.D., Michael Herbenik, M.D., Matthew Lawless, M.D., and Joe Rubino, M.D. One of the four physicians will also be present to treat injured players at all Raider home games for men’s and women’s basketball and soccer.

“We are pleased to be affiliated with Wright State University’s Department of Athletics,” said Sean Convery, M.D., medical director of the MVH Sports Medicine Center. “Our staff of physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers has a great deal of experience in this highly specialized area of medicine. Currently our staff cares for nearly 1,000 collegiate and 1,300 high school athletes.”

The four doctors providing care to Wright State University athletes each completed their residency training through the Wright State School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis also holds an undergraduate degree from the university and pitched for the Raiders’ baseball team. He says,” I never dreamed that I would be returning to my alma mater as team physician. Wright State operates a first class athletic program and I am proud to provide medical care to players and to again be associated with the university.”

“We are extremely pleased to have both Wright State Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital as providers of care to our athletes,” said WSU Athletics Director Dr. Michael Cusack. “The Wright State Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Group and the hospital’s Sports Medicine Center have a staff with the breadth of experience and specialties to provide for all of our needs. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship.”

Besides having contracts with Wright State University and the University of Dayton, the Miami Valley Hospital Sports Medicine Center holds contracts with three area high schools, Alter, Fairmont and West Carrollton, to provide sports medicine treatment to athletes.