Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., is pleased to announce that its partnership with Lutheran Health Network Kosciusko Community Hospital (KCH) is expanding. Grace and KCH have collaborated on various health-related initiatives for many years; however, this new KCH sponsorship is a 10-year agreement that includes ongoing support to Grace for health education, wellness, academics, athletic programs and other projects.
“The purpose of this commitment is to improve the health and wellness of community members whom we serve locally through Kosciusko Community Hospital, MedStat Urgent Care and Occupational Health, our affiliated medical staff and KCH Regional Rehabilitation Center,” said Kirk Ray, CEO of Kosciusko Community Hospital. “The agreement demonstrates a commitment from both entities to have a unified long-term vision for improving the health of Grace College & Seminary students, faculty and staff.”
For many years, KCH Regional Rehabilitation Center has served student-athletes through athletic training. Training will continue to be offered and sports medicine services will be enhanced to Grace College through the term.
KCH’s Optimal Performance Sports program will provide student athletes with tailored performance enhancement services as an extension of Grace’s coaching staff. Sports performance services can include injury prevention training, bridging post-surgery gap with return to sport training, on-site training for coaches on proper technique and latest research, complimentary training for teams on-site, and strength conditioning. Additionally, a student health nurse will be provided to the institution.
“One of the primary ways Grace College and Seminary effectively and efficiently serves its students, faculty, and staff is through the support and partnership of organizations that provide our campus with their expertise,” said Grace College & Seminary President Dr. Bill Katip. “We’re thankful for the ongoing support of KCH and are grateful for how they are extending and expanding their support to our students. We’ll be stronger for it.” — from grace.edu