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Gwinnett Medical Center Recognizes Physician’s Support

12.07.2011

Chair of the Sports Medicine Committee Celebrated

Gwinnett Medical Center recently recognized T. Scott Maughon, MD for his contributions as chairperson of the Sports Medicine Committee, a position he held for six years. The hospital system also celebrated his continued service to this key community program, which is based at Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth (GMC–Duluth).

Under his leadership, the program was expanded to include coverage by certified athletic trainers at the majority of Gwinnett County high schools and three high schools in Johns Creek. He also forged collaborations with numerous organizations including the Gwinnett Football League (GFL).

“We found it extremely beneficial,” said Erik Richards, national scouting director, GFL, “to have a former colleague and coach help initiate and organize the first parent/trainers clinic. We express our sincere gratitude for the time and service Dr. Maughon and the GMC sports medicine committee has extended to this organization.”

“Dr. Maughon’s unique vision of sports medicine and operations helped GMC–Duluth establish a standard of care to serve a range of athletes in the community,” said GMC–Duluth President Lea Bay. “He helped lay a foundation regarding the original committee design and program that led us to achieve a number of successes and will help us continue to meet future demands.”

“Furthermore, Dr. Maughon helped establish necessary by-laws for physicians to provide order and define standards physicians have to maintain as part of the organization,” added Bay.

The Sports Medicine Committee is responsible for the overall direction of the sports medicine program. Comprised of orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and hospital leaders, the committee serves the community by providing services and improved access to care. They also develop related policies and education opportunities for the public regarding heat illness, cardiac health, orthopedic injuries, concussions and other head injuries.

Gary Levengood, MD, will serve as the new chairman of the sports medicine committee. “Scott has done an excellent job,” said Dr. Levengood. “It’s a pleasure to work with him on the sports medicine committee.”

GMC–Duluth holds the reins as the leading sports medicine provider in Georgia based on the number of affiliated orthopedic surgeons, who are sports medicine fellowship trained, and certified athletic trainers.

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