Anderson University Welcomes AnMed as Official Healthcare Partner for Trojan Athletics
University Announces Creation of Anmed Sports Medicine Center Amid Launch of Trojan Football, Continued Expansion of Athletic Programs
(Anderson, S.C. – March 22, 2023) Anderson University is creating the AnMed Sports Medicine Center, a new clinic and part of a newly created long-term partnership with AnMed that will enhance Trojan Athletics while contributing to the well-being of its student-athletes and the entire community. The clinic will be part of AU's new Football Operations Center currently under construction on its Athletic Campus on Williamston Road in Anderson.
"Anderson University is deeply appreciative of the support of AnMed and its leadership team. Like AU, AnMed is a dynamic and innovative organization, which makes it the perfect partner for Trojan athletics," said Anderson University President Evans Whitaker, Ph.D. "Each year, our respect and appreciation for AnMed’s reputation, quality of services and exceedingly caring approach increases. AnMed has earned our trust and we absolutely love working with their incredible medical and nursing staff and executives. AnMed's investment of services and facilities will support our educational mission and help continue our expansion as one of the South's premier, selective comprehensive universities."
In the new partnership, AnMed will oversee the medical services of AU’s new Sports Medicine Center. AU has become AnMed’s key partner of its accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship program that trains primary care physicians in the fast-growing field of sports medicine. By practicing both routine and special care for a diverse group of Upstate athletes, AnMed is strengthened to provide premier orthopedic services to the entire population from children to senior adults.
“We are excited to expand upon our long-standing partnership with Anderson University. These types of collaboration help us all win and, more importantly, ensure the best possible care for student-athletes," said William Kenley, AnMed CEO. “It takes an entire team of people to treat these athletes effectively and efficiently. We look forward to finding innovative approaches to helping Trojan athletes perform at their best levels, as well as assist with any injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.”
With the addition of football to its ever-expanding list of varsity sports, Anderson University sponsors 21 sports, and will include nearly 500 student-athletes by next spring. Over the last two decades, Anderson has become one of South Carolina's more academically selective universities. With upwards of 4,200 students, it is the state's largest private university.
"We are so thankful to have the opportunity to partner with AnMed," said Anderson University Vice President for Athletics Dr. Bert Epting. "The investment they have made in our University, and specifically our Athletics Department, will be transformational for our student-athletes and their educational experience. With AnMed, our students are in great hands. We could not be more excited to name our sports medicine clinics for AnMed."