HeathSouth hosts Games clinic

PHOTO/Rob Stapleton/AJOC
health.jpg HealthSouth’s diagnostic center in Anchorage will host a medical care clinic for the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The clinic at 4001 Lake Otis Parkway will be staffed around the clock Feb. 28 through March 12.

The event runs March 4-11, drawing an expected 2,750 athletes and coaches from 69 nations for several winter events.

The Games Organizing Committee also will offer a communications network for sharing medical information between the venues and the clinic. A base radio, telephone and fax will allow the clinic at HealthSouth to maintain constant communication with the sites. Computers at the clinic and venues will have access to the network with instant access to all athlete medical records.

HealthSouth and Providence Alaska Medical Center are donating medical supplies for the event.

About 600 medically-trained volunteers will donate more than 20,000 hours during the event. Medical stations at 10 athlete villages will be staffed 24 hours a day, and medical personnel will be on site at all competition and non-competitive venues.

01/27/2001 - 8:00pm