Brookville School District and Good Samaritan Hospital Announce Athletic and Sports Medicine Partnership
Good Samaritan Fields at Brookville High School to be announced
Dayton and Brookville, Ohio – December 14, 2007— Good Samaritan Hospital and the Brookville Schools Board of Education approved a 10-year agreement through which students, faculty and staff will gain improved access to health care services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Brookville will receive athletic training and sports medicine services, athletic programs and health and nutrition education in exchange for naming rights to its softball and baseball athletic fields, tennis courts as well as other cooperative marketing programs. The value of the agreement is $10,000 per year over a 10-year period, with an additional $45,000 for athletic training annually.
The sponsorship will allow the school district to focus investments on academics as well as upgrading and expanding existing athletic fields and facilities and providing improved access to top quality health care services.
Students, faculty and staff from the schools and Brookville community members will also be able to take advantage of prevention, wellness and nutrition education services from Good Samaritan Hospital. This partnership has been in discussion for both organizations since September, and is an extension of the long-term relationship that the school district and hospital have shared for nearly ten years. Good Samaritan Hospital also serves as a proud sponsor of the 2007 Brookville Christmas Light Show.
“The Brookville School District and community greatly anticipate this multi-beneficial partnership with Good Samaritan Hospital, in which we expect our students to flourish further academically and athletically,” said Timothy L. Hopkins, Brookville School District Superintendent.
Jim Pancoast, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, said,“Good Samaritan is pleased to expand our long-standing relationship with the community of Brookville and our mission to build healthier communities.”
Good Samaritan Hospital, along with Good Samaritan North Health Center and Samaritan Family Care, are local resources to the Brookville School District and its community.
Good Samaritan’s premier outpatient facility, Good Samaritan North Health Center, is one of the nation’s largest freestanding health centers and provides services in sports medicine, outpatient surgery, breast and cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging services and more. Samaritan Family Care employs physicians Dr. Donald Wharton, Dr. Salva Ahmed, Dr. Susan Davis-Brown and Kathy Ferriel, CNP, to serve the various medical needs and health issues of the Brookville community.