Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and The Christ Hospital Health Network have tapped Dr. Timothy E. Kremchek, who also serves as medical director of the Cincinnati Reds, to lead the new effort which will include leadership from both Beacon and Christ Hospital, officials said Monday.
The Beacon Orthopaedics and Christ Hospital partnership (which is not related to a merger nor acquisition) will expand educational programs to schools and the community as well as provide sports medicine programs for young athletes locally, clarified Dr. Kremchek.
Beacon has 20 physicians and 7 locations that span Ohio (Cincinnati and Wilmington), Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana (Batesville and Lawrenceburg).
“We look forward to taking things to the next level and creating a never-before-seen program of comprehensive care and services; not only for high schools and colleges, but also for the communities surrounding them,” said Kremchek.
In early 2013, Beacon launched an educational outreach program for high school students that offers physician-led classroom lectures followed by cadaveric lab opportunities at its Sharonville offices. The new programs will broaden this effort, providing education to the community through seminars and events focused on sport injury prevention, evaluation and treatment.
“As an independent orthopaedic and sports medicine practice, it’s important to find partners who share our vision in providing high quality, responsive, and comprehensive care to the students, faculty, families, and surrounding communities,” said Glen Prasser, CEO of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Founded in 1996, Beacon provides sports medicine services to more than 20 local high schools, the Cincinnati Reds, Xavier University and several other colleges.
“Beacon has a long history of providing sports medicine care to area high schools and colleges, beginning with Dr. Edward Kremchek (Dr. Tim Kremchek’s father) who provided sports medicine coverage to Moeller High School in 1968, ” said Dr. Alfred Kahn, medical director of musculoskeletal services at The Christ Hospital Health Network. “This partnership represents a unique opportunity to complement the tremendous strengths of each organization.”
The Christ Hospital Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is ranked 29th in the nation for orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report.