Wittenberg has entered into a unique partnership with Excel Sports Medicine, a member of Community Mercy Health Partners.
Excel Sports Medicine, which opened the doors to its first clinic on Burnett Road in Springfield in 2004, opened a second local clinic in the Bob Rosencrans Fitness Center in Wittenberg’s HPER Center on March 1. Located at the east end of the fitness center, the clinic, which is leasing the space from Wittenberg, is equipped with all of the necessary physical therapy instruments and is open to the general public with referrals from doctors.
While such partnerships have been initiated on other college campuses in recent years, few of the universities involved are as small as Wittenberg, making this a truly unique venture.
“Having Excel on campus will be a tremendous asset to the Wittenberg athletic department, as well as the entire university community,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Garnett Purnell. “This will be an orthopedic clinic that provides people in need of treatment with knowledgeable doctors and rehabilitation specialists.”
Excel Sports Medicine is affiliated with the renowned Timothy Kremchek ’81, medical director and chief orthopaedic physician for the Cincinnati Reds, who has served as the orthopedic surgeon for Wittenberg student-athletes for many years. In addition, Sandra Thompson ’93 is one of three physical therapists on staff at Excel.