Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
Allegheny Health Network and Come Ready Nutrition announced today a regional partnership designed to advance sports nutrition education, concussion awareness and goal planning for competitive young athletes, scholastic athletes and their families across western Pennsylvania.
“Our partnership’s Strong Body & Mind Initiative will offer a comprehensive and multi-disciplined educational approach that addresses both the physical and mental dynamics involved in pursuing athletic excellence,” said Come Ready Nutrition President, Pat Cavanaugh.
Come Ready Nutrition will call upon the expertise of its network of sport nutrition experts as well as training professionals at a number of top college athletic programs, to educate participants on sports performance-based nutrition with the goal of enabling youth and scholastic athletes to use the latest research on sports nutrition to better fuel their athletic performances.
Come Ready Nutrition will also offer its proprietary goal education programming that instructs athletes on the importance of setting goals and implementing strategies to achieve them. It’s a program that has been presented nationwide to youth sport organizations, high schools, colleges and collegiate conference student-athlete summits.
Allegheny Health Network’s Division of Sports Medicine will provide concussion management education as part of the program, addressing the latest information and protocols in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of concussions. AHN sports medicine specialists will also educate participants on the latest best-practices in sports injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
The Strong Body & Mind Initiative programming will be offered to Western Pennsylvania regional youth sports organizations and scholastic athletic teams and departments. Special conferences and events will also be scheduled starting in the fall of 2014 to extend the program’s reach to broader audiences.
“Allegheny Health Network is excited to collaborate with a great local company in a regionally-focused program that we believe will be of tremendous benefit to the health, well-being and success of thousands of young athletes as they pursue their athletic ambitions,” said Patrick DeMeo, Chair, Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute and Medical Director, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Organization.
Under Dr. DeMeo’s direction, Allegheny Health Network’s Sports Medicine Program is widely regarded as a leading source of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative care for professional and amateur athletes. The Network is one of seven healthcare providers in the country designated as a US Olympic Regional Medical Center by the United States Olympic Committee. It’s also the official medical provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Robert Morris University, Gannon University, the Community College of Allegheny County and 20 Pittsburgh area high schools, and serves as an official medical provider of the Professional Golfers Association.
“We’ve been approached by potential partners on a national basis to lend our sports nutrition and goal education expertise, but this partnership with the Allegheny Health Network offers the perfect platform to assist young athletes in our own backyard to achieve their goals,” said Cavanaugh. “Allegheny’s renowned sports medicine expertise complements our resources to make this such a comprehensive and valuable initiative.”
About Come Ready Nutrition
Come Ready Nutrition is the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of Sports Nutrition products encompassing a number of lines of nutritional bars distributed nationally in the U.S. and internationally in 16 countries across five continents. As a part of its mentality focus, the company has developed a proprietary Goals & Adversity Training program, a goal education presentation targeting youth, scholastic and collegiate athletes. This Goals & Adversity Training program has been presented to kids in local high schools and community sport organizations, to student-athlete leaders at a number of NCAA Division 1 conferences and was incorporated into one of New York City’s most important after-school programs coordinated by New York’s Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF). In addition, Come Ready Nutrition sponsors the Come Ready Goal Games, a one-day program of skill activities and fitness challenges for elementary-aged children that introduces them to the concept of goals and how to achieve them. The Come Ready Goal Games have been presented in Pennsylvania and New York as well as Canada.
About Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including its flagship academic medical center Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Westfield Memorial Hospital and West Penn Hospital; the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; and a healthcare group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 17,000 people, including more than 2,100 physicians on its medical staff. The Network also serves as a clinical campus for both Temple University School of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.