Hayward Area Memorial Hospital (HAMH) is proud to announce their partnership with the Hayward Community Schools to provide Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Services to Hurricane athletes. Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Laura Siverling, has joined HAMH and will continue to provide the same services to student athletes that she has for the past 20 years.
“Laura Siverling is widely viewed by the parents and student-athletes as an integral member of the school staff and has formed a trustworthy relationship with the parents, student-athletes and the Hayward Community,” says Billy O’Brien, Hayward Community Schools Athletic Director. “At this time, more than ever, student health is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and Laura comes prepared to help and guide student-athletes.”
He went on the say; “She brings a high level of care both on and off the field to prepare them for practice and competition. She has extensive knowledge of injuries, prevention of injuries, stages of healing and rehabilitation and exercises to use to make our athletes the best they can be. She is dedicated to the overall wellbeing of our athletes and Hayward Schools is fortunate to have her on our team.”
Laura will have the support of a comprehensive Sports Medicine team which includes: Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, Dr. Brian Donahue, Certified Physician Assistant, Barb Bowman, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Molly Schull, Orthopedic and Sports Doctor of Physical Therapy, Kory Lutz and Strength and Conditioning Coach Kyle Narges.
This cohesive team of professionals are all highly skilled and trained and will work together to provide a streamlined approach to both prevention and treatment of all athletes. In addition to working with athletes on a daily basis they will also be present at competitions across Hurricane sports.
“In addition to recruiting and building an exceptional team of health care professionals that specialize in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, HAMH has made significant investments in our facility with an expanded team of providers and a new state-of-the-art Rehab facility,” says Al Bowman, Director of Rehab Services reports. “The recent completion of the 10,000 square foot facility shows our dedication to providing high level care. The partnership with the Hayward School District will provide future opportunities to expand community wellness programs.”
“The ability to have this agreement with HAMH means a great deal to the school. The Hurricanes will continue to have ATC services from Laura Siverling and also have a comprehensive Sports Medicine team right here locally to support her,” said O’Brien. “The partnership between HAMH and the Hurricanes is an exciting beginning and the high school student-athletes will be under great care while participating in their sports’ seasons.”