March 01, 2016
Overland Park Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—is now the official healthcare partner with the Kansas City Sports Club (KCSC), one of the largest club baseball organizations in Johnson County, Kan. Overland Park Regional Medical Center has one of the area’s leading sports medicine programs, comprised of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons, which offers the latest advances of orthopedic medicine, concussion management and ImPACT testing, sports and vestibular physical therapy, speech language pathologists, certified athletic training services, sports injury education and more. Overland Park Regional Medical Center will open a sports medicine clinic inside the facility for KCSC athletes. The hospital will also have certified athletic trainers onsite, provide injury and concussion management, ImPACT Concussion testing, and education for players, parents and coaches including first aid and pediatric CPR training.
“At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, we bring together board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, concussion specialists, sports and vestibular therapists, athletic trainers and certified strength and conditioning specialists to care for young athletes should an injury arise,” says Kevin J. Hicks, Chief Executive Officer at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. “We are excited to develop a tailored sports medicine program that is specific to the needs of young baseball and softball players and to help develop the young athletes at the KCSC, keeping them safe on and off the baseball fields.”
“Our priorities include the health and development of our athletes,” says Corey Owen, General Manager at KCSC. “The professional staff at KCSC has been teaching in the Kansas City area for more than two decades, and our philosophy is helping our young athletes get better at their game while keeping the risk of injury low. We are able to now provide high quality health care immediately when an injury arises at one of our training facilities or on the field. Helping kids get to the next level, whichever levels suits them, is of utmost importance to me and keeping them on the field healthy is the best way to accomplish this goal.”
KCSC, a baseball/softball training facility with locations in Leawood and Olathe, is home to the KCSC Blaze. KCSC offers a baseball/softball training academy, fitness memberships, private baseball and fast pitch softball lessons, team rentals, camps, clinics and batting cages.
“This partnership comes at a great time as we opened our second location in Olathe this year, making us the first training facility in Kansas City with multiple locations,” Owen says. “Now we have the ability to reach more young athletes to help them play the game better and safer.”
For more information about the Sports Medicine Program at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, visit oprmc.com/sportsmedicine.