The University of Akron (Ohio) and Akron Children's Hospital have partnered to make Akron Children's the university's exclusive sports medicine provider, the Akron Beacon Journal reported July 28.
Akron Children's providers John Polousky, MD, Derrick Eddy, MD, and Cortney Myer will lead the center, the report said.
The children's hospital will be the official health provider for Akron Zips Athletics, but it will also allow for non-athlete students, staff and community members to be seen at the facility, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
"The center will not only serve student-athletes but also the entire university community of students, faculty and staff. In addition, it will be a destination sports injury evaluation and treatment facility for the community at large," Akron Children's President and CEO Chris Gessner said in a press release.
Akron Children's has agreed to pay to convert a 5,000 square-foot campus building into a health center.
The agreement is for a period of 10 years, but the financial terms have not been released by the hospital or the university.
The center, which will offer orthopedics, sports medicine and physical therapy, is set to open in early 2023.
Dr. Polousky, who specializes in ACL injuries, will serve as the center's lead orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Eddy, who has provided sideline coverage for the University of Akron football team since 2016, will serve as the sports medicine medical director and team physician.
Ms. Myer will serve as the lead physical therapist.