Encore and Andrews partner for DWM

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, September 5, 2012

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital is proud to announce a partnership with Encore Rehabilitation and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine that will increase sports medicine coverage for athletes in Brewton and the surrounding community.
“We are excited to have the teams from Encore and from the Andrews Institute join us as we continue to provide sports medicine coverage for Brewton and the surrounding communities,” said Chris Griffin, Administrator of DW McMillan Memorial Hospital. “Through Encore, the hospital has provided a certified athletic trainer to both T.R. Miller High School and W.S. Neal High School for several years. Now, through our additional partnership with the Andrews Institute, we are pleased to announce the ability to provide enhanced coverage.”
The most visible sign of this partnership will be the presence of an Andrews Institute orthopaedic physician and Encore certified athletic trainer on the sidelines of each T.R. Miller football game and W.S. Neal football game.
“Should there be a need for orthopaedic care during a Friday night game, the team physician and athletic trainer will be able to provide immediate treatment and determine the best course of long-term care,” said Paige Plash, co-founder of Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. “D.W. McMillan has done a great job of bringing together Encore and the Andrews Institute to provide best-in-class sports medicine coverage.”
Any orthopaedic treatment that is required will be provided at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla., with all ensuing patient rehabilitation needs met by the Encore managed physical therapy department of D.W. McMillan Hospital.
“After the initial treatment at the Andrews Institute, patients will be able to pursue their rehabilitation here in Brewton,” Griffin said. “We are thrilled to help provide this benefit.”
“This is a great model that Chris and the D.W. McMillan team have put together,” said Chad Gilliland, COO of the Andrews Institute. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with both the hospital and Encore to treat the athlete in everyone and get folks back to pursuing their passion in the game of life.”
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc., headquartered in Decatur, AL, is one of the nation’s premier rehabilitation, fitness, and sports enhancement companies.  Encore’s rehabilitation division specializes in state-of-the-art physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. 
The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The Institute is home to more than 40 physicians and medical experts providing best-in-class service in specialties ranging from orthopaedics and physiatry to ophthalmology, joint care and neurology, and is accessible to everyone. It is the world’s only facility offering surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport’s greatest professional athletes.
For additional information, visit www.TheAndrewsInstitute.com.
For more information about the partnership, call D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, at (251) 867-8061.

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About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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