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Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to Provide Care for Cincinnati Country Day School Athletes

CINCINNATI, OH. – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the region’s recognized leader in comprehensive sports medicine care, is now providing medical and athletic training services to Cincinnati Country Day School (CCDS) in Indian Hill.

Beacon’s President and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialist, Peter Cha, MD, is serving as CCDS’s medical director while Beacon’s Paige McDowell is the school’s athletic trainer.

“We are honored to bring Beacon’s expertise and experience to Cincinnati Country Day School,” Dr. Cha said. “Sports medicine is our specialty at Beacon with more than 30 local high school, club, college, and professional teams partnering with us as their official sports medicine providers.”

CCDS Athletic Director Dennis Coyle, who also serves as the Nighthawks’ head football coach, said the school is looking forward to working with Dr. Cha, McDowell, and the entire Beacon team.

“Beacon has a great reputation for providing excellent orthopedic care in Cincinnati and we are thrilled to partner with such an exemplary institution for years to come,” Coyle said. “This partnership with Beacon will help us continue to provide opportunities for our students to discover their own abilities and embrace their unique leadership capabilities in athletics, health and wellness, and beyond.”

Coyle said the benefits and service provided by Beacon include:

  • Access to Beacon’s year-round after hour and Saturday clinics.
  • The presence of Paige McDowell, ATC, a full-time certified athletic trainer who will work with CCDS’s student-athletes.
  • Impact testing for student-athletes.
  • Providing CPR/AED and First Aid training for all CCDS coaches.

“We are excited to work with Dr. Cha, the medical director who will oversee our program to ensure that effective communication, quality, and service are provided to our student-athletes and their families,” said Rob Zimmerman, CCDS Interim Head of School. “Additionally, Beacon provides incredible real-life shadowing and internship opportunities for our students and access for our students to attend lecture series in Beacon’s bio skills and medical educational program.”

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About Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Established in 1996, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has helped thousands of patients overcome injuries and improve their quality of life. Beacon Orthopaedics provides medical direction and coverage for over 30 local high schools, five college athletics programs, and professional teams including the Cincinnati Reds. With 15 locations across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana, Beacon offers instant access to comprehensive orthopedic care, including sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, imaging services, orthobiologics, as well as surgical procedures involving neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle repair, reconstruction, and replacement.

About Cincinnati Country Day School

Located on a 62-acre campus in Indian Hill, Cincinnati Country Day School has long been known for its academic excellence, character education, and diverse community. The school attracts students from 18 months through grade 12 from 70-plus zip codes throughout Greater Cincinnati and abroad. For more information about the school, please visit