In picture from left to right: Tom Bystrek, William Huston, Sue Downs, Cindy Gnadinger, Mark Duber. In picture from left to right: Tom Bystrek, William Huston, Sue Downs, Cindy Gnadinger, Mark Duber.

Athletic Department Announces Partnership with KentuckyOne Health

     The St. Catharine College Athletic Department recently announced that they have joined forces with KentuckyOne Heath, making KentuckyOne Health the official health care provider of St. Catharine College Athletics.

     KentuckyOne Health in the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth and has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. They are dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. KentuckyOne Health is also partnered with NCAA D-I powerhouse, University of Louisville. Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, Saint Joseph Health System, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center make up the system.

     As part of the partnership, KentuckyOne Health will establish a walk-in primary care clinic on campus one day per week to make care convenient and accessible for the student athletes. KentuckyOne Health will also provide clinical training for students in the college’s newly formed athletic training program. Sue Downs, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, joined college leaders to celebrate the partnership at the college’s campus. “Flaget Memorial Hospital has a history of providing quality, compassionate care for this region and we are excited to bring this care directly to the students of St. Catharine College,” said Downs.

     Mark Duber, D.O., was also in attendance for the ceremonies. Dr. Duber is an orthopedic surgeon and head of sports medicine orthopedics at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He will serve as medical director for the college’s athletic programs. He is one of the only sports medicine specialists in the area. Before coming to Flaget Memorial Hospital, Dr. Duber served as a major in the U.S. Army caring for the soldiers both home and abroad. “I sincerely enjoy working with student athletes and I look forward to helping them stay in the game,” explained Dr. Duber.

     “We are very excited about the partnership with KentuckyOne Health and Flaget Memorial Hospital because it provides much-needed services as we continue to grow and offer more of our students,” said William Huston, President of St. Catharine College. “It also gives KentuckyOne Health and Flaget Memorial Hospital a chance to be affiliated with a growing institution that continues to offer more academic programs. We’re also very excited for the opportunities this provides our athletic training program and for out student athletes. With access to Dr. Duber, and a clinical site on campus in the future, we’ll be able to keep our students closer to home when they need medical treatment. This partnership allows us to bring new services to our institution, as well as provide access to resources we didn’t have before.”

     Athletic Director of St. Catharine College, Tom Bystrek explained, “St. Catharine College athletics is very excited about our new partnership with KentuckyOne Health. We feel fortunate to be able to enter into this relationship with a company that has history of providing outstanding health care in our region and throughout the Commonwealth. As publicity has indicated, KentuckyOne Health and St. Catharine College athletics have definitely formed a winning team.”
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