January 19, 2016, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, today announced it now offers comprehensive, specialized care for athletes of all ages through the opening of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Program at Atlantic Sports Health.
With its flagship at 111 Madison Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey, the Pediatric Sports Medicine Program will operate across all of Atlantic Health System’s facilities and also oversee sports rehabilitation and physical therapy in collaboration with non-Atlantic Health System centers.
“Atlantic Health System recognized the unique needs of young athletes and now services virtually every need — from the field, to the emergency room, to the clinic, to physical therapy, and back to the field,” said Dr. Tim Leier, medical director of Pediatric Sports Medicine Program, and uniquely board-certified in pediatrics, pain medicine, and sports medicine. “Across the nation, athletes are training beginning at a younger age and at a more professional level. We want to make sure the medical and preventative care they receive complements the level of their training.”
“Atlantic Health System has seen a tremendous growth in the number of pediatric sports injuries and preventative visits over the past five years,” said Damion Martins, MD, Director of Atlantic Sports Health. “Parents are asking for more specialized, local care for their athletes that is on the same level we manage our professional athletes. Now, we are expanding our Trusted Network of Caring™ even further by using medical education and clinical research to drive quality and patient safety.”
The Pediatric Sports Medicine Program offers specialists trained in the young athlete’s unique needs, and equipment customizable for young patients—lower-dose radiation or diagnostic technology, smaller braces, or non-operative techniques appropriate for the maturing body.
“It’s important to remember we’re not dealing with small adults,” Leier said. “We’re dealing with growing anatomy, and ensuring these athletes have the proper medical care to support their training is critical to preventing injuries and supporting their longer-term athletic goals.”
Atlantic Sports Health has been recognized by the Atlantic and Optimus ACO as a designated Center of Excellence. Specialists from Atlantic Sports Health work directly with trainers, coaches, and team physicians to present seminars, conferences, and educational session about the latest in sports medicine advances.
The Pediatric Sports Medicine Program will work collaboratively with the subspecialists at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, to support ongoing care of pediatric and adolescent athletes that require more specialized care or surgical intervention.
For more information, visit Sports Health at Atlantic Health System. Patients will be seen in 24 to 48 hours.
ABOUT ATLANTIC SPORTS HEALTH
Atlantic Sports Health is New Jersey’s leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, and offers a wide range of world-class care using a comprehensive approach to injury prevention and treatment. Beginners, amateurs, and advanced or professional athletes receive the same attention to detail and expert care from our talented team of clinicians, nurses and physician assistants. Services include sports performance physicals, which are all-inclusive exams, utilizing electrocardiograph (EKG) testing, lab work, imaging and evaluation of muscular balances to develop a complete health and training history. Atlantic Sports Health has highly-trained and experienced physicians, who are experts at diagnosing and treating orthopedic and sports medicine problems. Atlantic Sports Health serves as the flagship Clinical Sports Performance site for Cybex and the Cybex Research Institute, is the official health care partner of the New York Jets, and an official health provider of the New Jersey Devils.
For more information, visit Sports Health at Atlantic Health System.
ABOUT ATLANTIC HEALTH SYSTEM
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™. Our promise to our communities is that anyone who enters our system will receive the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,599 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners. Learn more about our Trusted Network of Caring™ at Atlantic Health System.