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Picture of Ashe County High School Athletic Trainer Adam Elliott and Dustin Absher, director of rehabilitative services for Ashe Memorial Hospital
They have teamed up to form a new sports medicine program

Ashe Memorial Rehabilitative Services launches sports medicine program

JEFFERSON, N.C. -- Ashe Memorial Hospital has partnered with Ashe County High School to create a sports medicine program that will provide more coverage for multiple high school sporting events.

Through the partnership, Ashe County High athletic trainer Adam Elliott has joined the Rehabilitation Services staff at Ashe Memorial Hospital as its athletic trainer. Dustin Absher, director of rehabilitative services, or physical therapist Seth McGrady will also be on-site for Huskies home games, helping alleviate some of Elliott's responsibility --particularly when multiple sports, such as football and basketball, overlap.

"I think this is going to be a great opportunity for ACHS and AMH to come together and provide even more services to our student-athletes when they are injured," says Elliott. "I have worked for many years with our local healthcare providers to build the relationships needed for student-athlete care, so this will continue to expand that network of care for the athletes."

In addition to providing initial care on the field or court, Absher and his team will continue to work with Ashe County High's student-athletes, scheduling follow-up appointments and seeing them through the entire rehabilitative process.

With a background in athletic training and sports and exercise science, Absher, a former Huskies baseball and basketball player, is looking forward to working alongside his former high school teacher and providing high-quality care to local athletes.

"This helps build that community relationship and identity," says Absher. "Adam inspired me to go into the field, and this partnership allows us to keep our people home."

About Ashe Memorial Hospital

For nearly 80 years, Ashe Memorial Hospital's dedicated team of board certified physicians, nurses and staff members have provided the highest quality medical care available to the people of Ashe County and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Ashe Memorial Hospital offers a wide variety of emergency, elective, rehabilitation and preventative health services.

Founded in 1941, Ashe Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited 25 bed critical hospital located in Jefferson, N.C. For more information, please visit or call 336-846-7101.