Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

ATC Network

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (SHCC) and Greenville Health System (GHS) have developed one of the largest certified athletic training networks in the nation and now serve over 50 middle schools, public and private high schools, professional baseball, university athletics, recreation districts, and national events held in the upstate of South Carolina. Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine, a division of SHCC, has combined Certified Athletic Trainers with our physicians and sports medicine specialists to create a team approach for injury prevention, treatment, and the rehabilitation of sports related injuries.The best ways to care for athletic injuries is achieved through a comprehensive approach that includes care from both physicians and athletic trainers. Our sports medicine team works together to provide the best care for over 20,000 South Carolina student athletes at no charge to the organizations we serve. As one of the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, athletic trainers are educated, trained, and are able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed.

One of the main goals of the athletic training network is to help reduce injuries sustained by student athletes through prevention, education, research, and proper evaluation of athletic injuries. We have a fully integrated concussion program designed to identify and help our specialty trained team physicians and athletic trainers manage athletes who have sustained a concussion. We are continuously conducting research in several areas of sports injury and trauma.

Middle School Trainers and Physicians High School Trainers and Physicians

Recreation Districts

Greenville County Recreation District

Meet Your Physician

Kyle Cassas

Kyle Cassas, MD

Dr. Cassas is a sports medicine specialist with expertise in the non-operative care of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.Much of his practice focuses on the care of recreational and endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists and triathletes. His interests also include sports-related concussion and sports performance/nutrition.After earning his medical degree from the University of Nevada, he completed a surgical internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and a residency in Family Medicine at St. Paul Medical Center. Dr. Cassas then completed a fellowship at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.

Meet Your Athletic Trainer

Justin Uppole

Justin Uppole, ATC

1. Where are you from? Parkersburg, WV

2. Where did you go to school and what is your educational background? Marshall University: BA in Athletic Training; Marshall University: MS in Exercise Science
3. What were you doing before you began working as a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer? Worked as an Athletic Trainer in local High Schools for Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV
4. Why did you become a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer? I liked the area and decided that this was where I wanted to live and work.
5. What is your favorite sport and why? I enjoy all sports, but my favorite sport to work is probably football because of the high energy that is always present on the sidelines.
6.Finish the sentence…When I am not working I really enjoy…spending time with my wife, traveling, reading, watching movies, hiking, and photography

7. What is something most people do not know about you? Most people don’t know that I am a race fan; I will watch anything with a motor and wheels race. I am also a car nut, I enjoy all kinds of cars, mostly classics, street and hot rods, and muscle cars.

Simpsonville Parks & Recreation

Meet Your Athletic Trainer

Anne HernandezAnne Hernandez, ATC

 

1.) Where are you from? I am from Dyer, Indiana which is in Northwest Indiana and a small suburb of Chicago.___
2.) Where did you go to school and what is your educational background? I graduated from Manchester College in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Athletic Training.
3.) What were you doing before you began working as a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer? During the summers while I was in college I worked as a Sports Camp Counselor with kids ages 6-13.
4.) Why did you become a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer? I became a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer because once I learned about their work, I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of. It gives me the experience and work that I knew that I wanted, and I wanted to get away from the cold Chicago winters.
5.) What is your favorite sport and why? My favorite sport to play and watch is basketball. I’ve been playing since I was in kindergarten and it’s such a fast paced game you can’t be bored, oh and it’s a pretty big deal in Indiana.
6.) Finish the sentence… When I am not working I really enjoy…When I am not working I really enjoy…being out doors and playing with my puppy.
7.) What is something most people do not know about you? I have never seen the mountains until I moved down here, and now I try to get to them as much as possible.

 

Universities

North Greenville University

Meet Your Physician

Stephen GearyStephen Geary, MD

Dr. Geary is a sports medicine specialist with expertise in knee and shoulder surgery. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine Knee and Shoulder Surgery at Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York where he assisted in the care of the New York Knicks. He has served as a team doctor for the former Greenville Braves and Greenville Groove. He is team physician for North Greenville University.

Meet Your Athletic Trainer

Adam CellamareAdam Cellamare, ATC

 

1. Where are you from? All over the place, but lived in Tega Cay, South Carolina for the majority of my life.
2. Where did you go to school and what is your educational background? I did my undergraduate work at Winthrop University and my graduate studies at the University of South Carolina.
3. What were you doing before you began working as a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer? Finishing up graduate school and working for USC Sports Medicine.
4. Why did you become a Steadman Hawkins Athletic Trainer? I really enjoy working with collegiate athletes and Steadman Hawkins has a great network of Doctors, Athletic Trainers, and Physical Therapists who provide service to North Greenville University.
5. What is your favorite sport and why? Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I started watching MMA around 5 or 6 years ago and loved it. I began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (one aspect of MMA) a few years later, fell in love with and became addicted to it.
6. Finish the sentence… When I am not working I really enjoy… training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, playing music, and watching movies.
7. What is something most people do not know about you? I love to play guitar and sing (as long as no one is listening).

 

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