Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital received a Hart of Gold award, presented by the William S. Hart Union High School District last Tuesday. This award was to recognize the business partnership between the school district and the hospital that made possible the hiring if six full-time certified athletic trainers.
Glenn Dabatos, Director of Rehab Services at Henry Mayo, accepted the award on behalf of the hospital during a luncheon on May 10 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
“We are glad to have this opportunity to help safeguard our student athletes,” Dabatos said. “Our partnership with the school district is part of a larger plan to reach out to the community and spread awareness in prevention and management of athletic injuries.”
Hart School District officials said the addition of the trainers represents a positive step toward the well-being of student athletes and will lead to the improvement in both the treatment and prevention of sports injuries across the board.
“Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has stepped forward to provide highly skilled, experienced athletic trainers for each Hart District high school, and they are doing a tremendous job of keeping our student athletes safe, and helping injured student athletes safely return to play,” said Vicki Engbrecht, Superintendent at William S. Hart Union School District.
The athletic trainers are certified by the Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), making them qualified to help with specific injury-related services including state mandated “Return To Play” protocols. The trainers are available during practices and at sporting events at all the district’s high schools.
More than 5,000 high school student athletes participate in the 17 athletic programs in the Hart School district.
Jersy Mike’s Subs also received an award at the special luncheon for its support of the athletic trainer program. Jersy Mike’s sold discount cards at high school sporting events, and donated food to all the schools in the district. Those proceeds will support sports injury education, safety training, and sports medicine symposiums.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 200-2000.
By: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital