More than 700 students will return to the Kansas Wesleyan University campus in August with their health and well-being in the capable hands of the many health care providers at the Salina Regional Health Center. The university announced that SRHC is the exclusive health care provider for the university after signing a comprehensive five-year proximity services agreement that includes sports medicine services, emergency care, nursing services student health, behavioral health services, counseling and nursing.
A key component of the deal is the services of the Salina Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Team, led by Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon Dr Timothy Hawkes and Sports Medicine Physician Dr Matthew Pyle, who will support more than 500 Coyote student-athletes. The office will provide prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries, including an on-site twice-weekly student-athlete clinic, secondary medical coverage, annual physical exams, and continuing education for athletics training staff. from KWU. They will work with KWU Head Athletic Trainer, Dan O’Connell and his staff.
âOur team at Salina Regional Orthopedic and Sports Medicine are very happy to provide excellent care to the student-athletes at Kansas Wesleyan University,â said Dr. Hawkes. “Our goal is to always provide the highest level of care, offering a wide range of unique service lines and advanced treatments that put the athlete first.”
âI look forward to this unique opportunity to expand our regional orthopedics and sports medicine services from Salina to Kansas Wesleyan University,â said Dr. Pyle. âOur team is ready to build on the strong athletic tradition of Wesleyan University in Kansas by providing comprehensive medical care to its student-athletes. We are excited to be working alongside their athletic department to improve the health of student-athletes, improve performance, prevent injuries, and keep athletes physically active beyond their college years.
The deal also announces Salina Regional Urgent Care as the university’s student health care provider. Students with non-urgent illnesses or injuries have priority appointment scheduling options at the facility, located one mile from campus. Behavioral health services are available from the Veridian Clinic in Salina Regional. SRHC has also agreed to offer a formal work placement to a KWU student.
“As we welcome our students to campus, we take pride in assuring parents and families that if their students require health and wellness services, they are in excellent hands with physicians and physicians. services made available to them by the regional health center of Salina, âsaid Matt. Thompson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Wesleyan University in Kansas.