Athletic Training

At University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, we’ve partnered with local school districts to provide athletic trainers at sporting events and other community venues. When needed, our athletic trainers work closely with therapists from the UH Samaritan Rehabilitation Center and other medical specialists including Dr. Christopher Boyd and Dr. Konstantinos Tourlas.

This program is supported and brought to you in collaboration with Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Services Include:

  • A certified athletic trainer to cover mutually scheduled practices and events
  • Concussion baseline testing for athletes
  • Coordination of appropriate emergency care and first aid for injured athletes
  • Communication between the parent, physician, rehabilitation team and coach regarding evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and return to competitive status
  • Supervision for the use and operation of the athletic training room
  • Resources to help ensure the health and welfare of students

In addition to these services, we have developed a student athlete awards program to recognize one male and one female athlete from each school district participating in our Athletic Trainer program: Ashland, Black River, Hillsdale, Loudonville, Mapleton and New London. Working with each of the district’s athletic directors, these athletes earned recognition based on their contribution to their sport, their dedication to their team, their participation as a leader, and academic performance. Through this awards program, athletes will be recognized in the Fall, Winter and Spring.

Call 419-207-2404 or 1-800-257-9917, ext. 2404 for more information.


"The Athletic Training and Impact testing services provided to AHS by UH Samaritan Medical Center has assured our athletes, coaches, parents, and community that our athletes are receiving services to allow them to compete at a very high level."

- Jason D. Goings, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Ashland High School

"The Black River Local Schools are proud of the opportunity to partner with UH Samaritan Medical Center. Their involvement in our school district by providing an athletic trainer have helped in reducing our potential injury sit out time, and allowed our students to participate in a competitive safe environment."

- Chris A. Clark
Black River Local Schools