Published on August 16, 2022

LMH Health named official healthcare provider for Baker University student-athletes

Baker University is proud to announce that LMH Health and OrthoKansas have been named the official healthcare providers for student-athletes at the university. LMH Health and OrthoKansas have partnered on the field with NCAA Division I, NAIA, semiprofessional and high school athletes for more than 45 years. 

OrthoKansas, which employs experts in sports medicine and orthopedic care, provides innovative treatments and therapies for athletes of all ages and abilities, allowing student-athletes to maximize their lifelong health and safely return to preinjury performance.

“LMH Health and OrthoKansas are excited to expand orthopedic care services to student-athletes at Baker University,” said Jared Abel, associate vice president of strategy and service lines for LMH Health. “Members of the OrthoKansas team of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons will provide highly specialized, comprehensive orthopedic care to help student-athletes stay active and healthy—close to home.”

OrthoKansas, located in nearby Lawrence, is a regional destination for progressive, multidisciplinary orthopedic and sports medicine care. Two of their medical providers will serve Baker University. Emily Heronemus, DO, is a primary care sports medicine physician who performs procedures such as injections and other minimally invasive and noninvasive procedures. “I have been caring for athletes in the training room at Baker and in the clinic since I began at OrthoKansas,” Dr. Heronemus shared. “This solidifies the partnership and ensures healthcare coverage and support for student-athletes. I’m thrilled to see it continue to grow and strengthen.”

Stephan Prô, MD, practices orthopedic sports medicine and performs surgery when it’s appropriate.

“OrthoKansas has been providing care for the Baker student body and athletes for many years. The opportunity to demonstrate that ongoing commitment through this partnership helps us ensure that we are able to commit the necessary resources to provide the highest level of care for Baker student-athletes close to the community where they live and play,” said Dr. Prô.

Student-athletes who need imaging can turn to the advanced imaging center at LMH Health. The team includes two musculoskeletal, fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologists who specialize in sports medicine. Specialized orthopedic imaging units with advanced 3D viewing capabilities allow for same-day results and more precise treatment planning.

"Baker Athletics has worked closely with LMH and OrthoKansas for many years, and the care our student-athletes receive has been top notch and extremely helpful in keeping them on the field of play,” said Baker University Director of Athletics Susan Decker. “We look forward to continuing to grow that relationship.” 

LMH Health named official healthcare provider for Baker University student-athletes

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