VIDANT Chowan Hospital Partnership
Vidant Chowan Hospital is partnering with Tyrrell County Schools and Columbia High School (CHS) to provide certified athletic training services to student athletes.
Vidant Chowan Hospital is the official healthcare sponsor of the Wildcats athletics’ program and is helping to provide athletic training in an effort to promote fitness, increase performance and coach students about injury prevention. Certified athletic training services will be offered to students at CHS.
Vidant Chowan Hospital President Jeff Dial stated, “Keeping our students healthy and injury free is a top priority and it aids us in delivering on the Vidant Health mission to enhance the quality of life for the people and communities we serve, touch and support.”
The program will cover all Columbia High School sporting events including football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, and boys’ and girls’ basketball.
Mr. Robert L. Swain has been named as the high school's interim athletic trainer and is already working with students to prepare them for the fall sports season. Swain is a North Carolina Paramedic and has been certified since 1986. He retired from Dare County Emergency Medical Services in 2016. Swain earned his Paramedic certification through College of the Albemarle and is certified by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. He has been published in Pre-hospital Emergency Care 2014 April-June. Swain and his wife Beverly have been married for 34 years and are residents of Tyrrell County.
Dr. Bryan Bunn, primary care provider with Vidant Family and Sports Medicine-Edenton will continue to be the Wildcats physician and is looking forward to working with Swain and assisting student athletes both on and off the field throughout the school year.
Profile of Dr. Bryan Bunn
Dr. Bryan Bunn with Vidant Family and Sports Medicine-Edenton is now the official healthcare provider of the Edenton Aces and offers expertise in sports medicine. Dr. Bunn graduated from medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He then completed residency training at North Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Greeley, Colorado, followed by a fellowship at Cabarrus Sports Medicine, Concord, North Carolina. In addition to sports medicine, his areas of interest include preventive medicine, pediatrics and geriatrics.
Overview of Vidant Chowan Hospital
One of the most progressive not-for-profit health care systems, Vidant Health reaches more than 1.4 million people across 29 counties. Our system of care includes the following:
- Vidant Medical Center – a level I trauma center and the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine
- Seven community hospitals
- Vidant Medical Group – primary care and specialty services
- Vidant Home Health & Hospice
- Vidant wellness centers
- Vidant Health Foundation
Plus, we’re growing fast. In 2013, we opened James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital, and in April 2018, we opened Vidant Cancer Care at the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower in Greenville. The 418,000-square-foot facility serves as the region’s hub for oncology care.
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