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Miami Valley Hospital and Beavercreek City Schools Form Partnership to Provide Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Services to Students

Dayton and Beavercreek, Ohio – January 4, 2008 –– Miami Valley Hospital today announced a 10-year, $1.3 million partnership with Beavercreek City Schools as part of its continuing strategy to build closer relationships with communities it serves.

Through the agreement, Beavercreek student athletes and students participating in extracurricular activities will receive sports medicine and athletic training services, as well as prevention, wellness and health education services, through hospital trainers and physicians.

Beavercreek City Schools and Miami Valley Hospital officials dedicated Miami Valley Hospital Stadium at 7:45 p.m. today, immediately prior to the start of Beavercreek High School’s varsity boys’ basketball game against Centerville. Beavercreek High School’s football and track complex will be known as Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium.

Dennis Morrison, superintendent, Beavercreek City Schools, said that the stadium renovation project will provide significant improvements.

“Through this agreement, which is focused exclusively on our athletic facilities, we will expand and update the Beavercreek High School stadium. Improvements will include synthetic turf for Frank Zink Field – a name in which we continue to take pride in Beavercreek -- and an eight-lane track. The new turf will provide a quality playing surface for football, soccer and band events. The addition of the eight-lane track will allow us to host larger invitational track meets,” he said.

Beavercreek City Schools hopes to make the stadium improvements in time for the fall 2008 athletic season.

Mary Boosalis, president and chief executive officer, Miami Valley Hospital, said, “Our agreement with Beavercreek Schools will help create a healthier community, increase access to health education services and expand Miami Valley Hospital’s presence.

“As in other communities where we’ve formed partnerships, our agreement with Beavercreek represents a new way of offering and making readily available the excellent services provided by Miami Valley Hospital and our physician partners, further integrating quality healthcare into the everyday lives of students and their families,” she said.

During 2007, Miami Valley Hospital announced agreements with Springboro Community Schools and Sugarcreek Local Schools. Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton and Atrium Medical Center in Warren County, also part of Premier Health Partners, have also announced agreements with school districts in communities they serve.

“Miami Valley Hospital has a long-term presence in the Beavercreek community through our Premier HealthNet physician offices. More recently, we have opened a Premier ExpressCare in Beavercreek. We are happy to extend our presence for the benefit of Beavercreek City Schools student athletes and other students involved in extracurricular activities,” Boosalis said.

Located at the Beavercreek Kroger at 3195 Dayton-Xenia Road, Premier ExpressCare serves individuals age three and up for minor and common ailments, including select immunizations and screenings.

Editor’s note: Miami Valley Hospital/Beavercreek Schools announcement

Location: Beavercreek High School gymnasium, 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road

Time: 7:45 pm, Friday, January 4, 2008

Presenters:

  • Beavercreek:  Peg Arnold, school board president; Dennis Morrison, superintendent; Ed Zink, athletic director.
  • Miami Valley Hospital:  Dr. Mary McCarthy, director of Trauma Services, Miami Valley Hospital