February 21, 2023
CINCINNATI, OH. – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the region’s recognized leader in comprehensive sports medicine care, is hiring two certified athletic trainers to serve the high school student athletes they care for in Southeast Indiana.
Jake Steinmetz has joined Beacon Orthopaedics teammate Sammy Hendricks, ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer) as a new athletic trainer at East Central High School (ECHS). Jake is former two-sport graduate of ECHS who is returning to his alma mater to provide the bests care possible for other Trojans as they compete.
“I think being an athletic trainer provides me a great way to gain valuable expertise helping student athletes recover from injury or better yet, to stay injury-free,” Steinmetz said, adding he knows this experience will help his professional future since he hopes to become a physician assistant.
Amanda Merrill is the new head athletic trainer at Lawrenceburg High School (LHS). Merrill earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, and is currently working toward an online Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in fitness and performance from Liberty University.
Merrill said she is thrilled to be part of the LHS sports community that fully values its athletic trainers as true medical professionals. That respect means a lot to her. In return, she is especially enthusiastic about working with the amazing athletes and staff that make up the school’s great athletic program. Their dedication and hard work are inspirational, and she feels that every day.
“These athletic trainers are an extension of care from our offices straight to the fields and courts on which student athletes compete,” said Beacon’s David Argo, M.D. “Beacon is proud of these professionals and feels strongly that these teammates will provide the very best orthopaedic care to not only the student athletes, but to their families and the entire community as well.”
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 over 20 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, regenerative medicine, as well as surgical procedures involving neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle repair, reconstruction, and replacement.