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KentuckyOne Health Named Official Health Care Provider for St. Catharine College Athletics

St. Catharine, Ky. (November 21, 2014)—St. Catharine College and KentuckyOne Health have forged a new partnership making KentuckyOne Health the official health care provider of St. Catharine College Athletics.

As part of the agreement, KentuckyOne Health will establish a walk-in primary care clinic on campus one day per week to make care convenient and accessible for St. Catharine students. Sue Downs, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, joined college leaders to celebrate the partnership on the college’s campus Thursday, November 20, 2014.


“Flaget Memorial Hospital has a history of providing quality, compassionate care for this region and we are excited to bring this care directly to the students at St. Catharine College,” said Sue Down, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital.

KentuckyOne Health will also provide clinical training for students in the college’s athletic training program.

Mark Duber, D.O., orthopedic surgeon and head of sports medicine orthopedics at Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will serve as medical director for the college’s athletic programs. Dr. Duber is one of the only sports medicine specialists in the area. Before coming to Flaget Memorial Hospital, he was a major is the U.S. Army caring for the soldiers (the ultimate athletes) at home and abroad.

“I sincerely enjoy working with student athletes and I look forward to helping them stay in the game,” said Dr. Duber.

We’re very excited about the partnership with KentuckyOne Health and Flaget Memorial Hospital because it provides much-needed services as we continue to grow and offer more for our students,” said William Houston, president, St. Catharine College. “It also gives KentuckyOne Health and Flaget Memorial Hospital a chance to be affiliated with a growing institution that continues to offer more academic programs. We’re also very excited for the opportunities this provides our athletic training program and for our student athletes. With access to Dr. Duber, and a clinical site on campus in the future, we’ll be able to keep our students closer to home when they need medical treatment. This partnership allows us to bring new services to our institution, as well as provide access to resources we did not have before.”

“St. Catharine College athletics is very excited about our new partnership with KentuckyOne Health. We feel fortunate to be able to enter into this relationship with a company that has a history of providing outstanding health care in our region and throughout the Commonwealth. As publicity has indicated, KentuckyOne Health and St. Catharine College athletics have definitely formed a winning team,” said Tom Bystrek, athletic director, St. Catharine College.

St. Catharine College, founded in 1931, is a small liberal arts college that enrolls approximately 850 students from 52 counties in Kentucky, 15 states and five countries. Athletic programs at the college include basketball, bowling, cross country/track & field, golf, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball and cheerleading.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.




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Monday, November 24, 2014