The Great Plains Health Sports Medicine team spends a lot of time traveling across the region to serve 16 area high school and college sports teams as volunteers on the sidelines. Now team members have a mobile medical unit to take with them.
The unit, a modified stock trailer, was unveiled Wednesday afternoon. The purchase was made possible by funding from the Great Plains Health Care Foundation. Foundation director Libby Lashley said the project aligned well with the foundation’s mission of enhancing the quality and availability of health care in the community.
“We’re not just chasing Friday night lights, courts and tracks,” added Doug Long, lead athletic trainer at Great Plains Health.
Tyler Oberlander, an athletic trainer at GPH, said the trailer would travel to all types of sporting events. Oberlander said towns that have never seen an athletic training room will now have access to one during games.
Oberlander and Dr. Nathan Jacobson, an orthopedic surgeon, headed up the project. The GPH marketing team came up with the trailer’s design, which features area athletes.