The safety and wellbeing of our student athletes is a top priory in Dublin City Schools. Through a partnership with OhioHealth Sports Medicine, the District is adding to its medical staff and athletic health services while saving money.
As our Healthcare Partner, OhioHealth would provide one full-time athletic trainer to each of our middle schools, a social worker to focus on students’ behavioral health needs, and team physicians who will cover high school games and make weekly visits. The District would maintain the current high school athletics trainers, but OhioHealth will now pay their salaries.
This agreement also includes educational opportunities, such as observation and shadowing opportunities for students and parent and coach presentation on health and safety. They will also provide services such as ImPACT testing, a baseline evaluation that could later help determine if a student athlete has a concussion, performance clinics for student athletes, $22,000 worth of athletic sponsorship, and fundraising opportunities at Chiller Dublin.
“It almost seems too good to be true, but this agreement really is a win for everyone,” said Tracey Miller, Director of Student Operations. “We are providing first-rate care to our student athletes and bringing in more professionals to our already stellar athletics department. This is already an excellent deal, and the cost savings are an additional bonus.”
The District would pay a flat fee of $50,000 to OhioHealth per year for the next five years, and this will provide over $500,000 in savings.
“The cost savings here really are tremendous, and align with the District’s commitment to conserving taxpayer dollars,” said Stephen Osborne, Dublin City School’s treasurer and CFO.