Mayo Clinic Health System has been named the new provider of sports medicine services for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics, beginning with the fall sports season. Clinical staff from Mayo Clinic Health System’s Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will provide services, including sideline support, radiology, concussion management, procedures and surgical care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation for Blugold athletes on all 25 men’s and women’s athletic teams.
“Blugold Athletics will now have the best medical care for our student athletes that assures any recruit, parent, athlete, coach or administrator that student athletes’ well-being and medical care is a priority at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,” says Dan Schumacher, UW-Eau Claire’s athletic director. “This collaboration just continues to help build an already strong relationship with the university. Great things are yet to come from this opportunity to work together with a world-class, internationally known medical provider, Mayo Clinic Health System.”
“We are excited about this collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, and we look forward to the new innovations in health and wellness for our student athletes it will provide,” says Garry Grant, head athletic trainer and athletics health care administrator at UW-Eau Claire. “We are convinced our student athletes, students and staff will receive top-tier medical care and education by a nationally recognized medical facility and staff. This collaboration will help us sustain our tradition of excellence in athletics health care and athletic training education at UW-Eau Claire.”
The new sports medicine collaboration adds to a strong history of teamwork between Mayo Clinic Health System and UW-Eau Claire, including medical education opportunities, student health services, and a comprehensive research collaboration agreement that pairs students with medical professionals conducting research that will benefit future patients in Northwest Wisconsin.