October 24, 2023
Partnership Will Also Help Marching Band Participate in 2024 Rose Parade
Beacon has now opened a one-of-a-kind clinic on the campus of Mason High School. Located at 4859 Nixon Park Drive, the clinic has on-site imaging services (x-ray) and procedure rooms. Same-day, next-day, and urgent care walk-in appointments are also available.
The innovative clinic is available to not only Mason athletes and students, but also open to the general public and overall community.
Two Beacon physicians also have close connections to the Mason schools. Dr. Andrew Razzano, DO, serves as the school’s medical director. Dr. Ian Rodway, MD, is a graduate of Mason High School and his son is a section leader in the marching band. Both physicians live in Mason and will see and treat patients at the new clinic.
“There will be nothing like this clinic in the country,” Dr. Razzano said. “I’ve taken care of Mason school athletes for the last five years. I also chose to live in Mason, and I believe in serving the community where you live. The clinic is a huge opportunity to increase and improve the care of the entire community.”
The on-campus facility at Mason High School – which has the largest enrollment of any public high school in Ohio – will include an orthopaedic surgeon’s office with on-site physical therapy services. A strength and conditioning coach and three athletic trainers will also be on site to care for the school’s teams and athletes.
“Having Dr. Razzano, Dr. Rodway and all that Beacon has to offer right here and fully accessible to our teams and athletes will make us an elite campus,” said Mason High School Varsity Football Coach Brian Castner. “We’ve never had alignment with a medical provider like this before. This is a boost to our entire athletic program.”
“We have big dreams in Mason City Schools for being a beacon of wellness for our students and their families,” added Mason City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Cooper. “Our powerful partnership with Beacon/TriHealth is a critical step in our long-term plan to be the community where the healthiest, happiest kids in the country live, learn, and play.”
Beacon is also a primary sponsor of the Mason Band’s planned trip to the 2024 Rose Bowl Parade, which is held on New Year’s Day in Southern California.
“The Rose Parade is one of the most prestigious events for a marching band to perform in, and we are incredibly excited for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students,” the Mason Band says on its website.
“This is obviously a big year for the band,” Dr. Rodway said. “Dr. Razzano and I, along with Beacon, wanted to support the band as major sponsors. The Mason Marching Band is competing to be one of the top bands in the country. We are honored to be part of this great opportunity for the band, the school and the community.”
Beacon’s logo will be featured on the hree semi trucks that will transport the band’s instruments and equipment on the cross country trip, as well as on the jackets band members wear.
“Going to the Rose Bowl parade is an amazing trip for our band, and it’s expensive,” said Scott Cook, a member of the Mason Band Boosters who raises funds for the trip. “We have some kids who can’t afford to pay for the trip. When I went to Dr. Rodway and asked about Beacon being a key sponsor, he and his colleagues stepped up in a big way. Their support will help ensure that none of our kids will be left behind.”