Island Hospital is proud to provide athletic training services to Anacortes High School as part of a new sponsorship with the school. The collaboration of the athletic training program with Island Hospital’s comprehensive medical care helps provide every student-athlete highly skilled care and enables athletes to return to play faster.
This partnership ensures that an athletic trainer is present at practices, home games, and post-season games to ensure the safety of all athletes in every sport. The athletic trainer’s role is to provide emergency care, injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation to athletes, as well as to provide injury consultation to physicians, coaches, parents and students. Athletic trainers are a vital role in any high school athletics program and ensure injured athletes receive timely and appropriate care. Athletic trainers are not just limited to providing care on the field, but also provide care through physical therapy clinics, helping physicians administer pre-participation physicals, and so much more.
Island Hospital recently hired Hayley Stout, LAT, ATC, who has been the athletic trainer with Anacortes School District for the last two years. She is a graduate of Aurora University, with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Physiology. Hayley has worked in many different settings ranging from high school and collegiate athletics to outpatient care. In addition, Hayley is passionate about giving back to the community any way she can. One way she does this is through providing guidance to the health and sports medicine teacher at Anacortes High School about best practices in athletic training and how to grow the program. She is eager to set up job shadowing opportunities for interested students throughout the hospital.
“Working with Island Hospital, assigned to Anacortes High School, is a great opportunity for me to work within a wider range of medical professionals while continuing to support the amazing student-athletes in our region,” said Stout.
Look for Stout on the sidelines at the next Anacortes High School sporting event. Go Seahawks!
SPORTS PHYSICAL NIGHT
Island Hospital has five physicians and two physical therapists volunteering their time giving sports physicals to Anacortes middle and high school students in June. The event is sponsored by the Seahawk Athletic Booster Association and is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Anacortes Middle School. Cost is $35. Click here to view flyer.