Trinity Health is committed to preserving and improving the quality of health to the people we serve. Our mission is to excel at meeting the needs of the whole person through the provision of quality healthcare and health related services.
Trinity Sports Medicine has over fifteen years of experience caring for the physically active population in the Minot area. What began as a small department of two athletic trainers and a physical therapist has exploded into multiple departments including:
The Sports Medicine team provides athletic training contracted coverage to every school within 24 miles of the Minot area as well as university, professional and amateur athletics. The athletic trainers travel to the schools on a weekly/daily basis for pre-game or practice preparation, injury evaluation, injury treatment and, when necessary, referral to additional medical attention. The presence of the Sports Medicine athletic training staff at the schools helps ease the minds of parents, coaches and administration and ensures that proper medical treatment is being provided for the athletic injuries. It also ensures the athletes are returned quickly and safely to competition.
District, regional and state high school tournament activities are also a part of the medical coverage of the Sports Medicine Staff. Past medical contract coverage has included local private and amateur sporting events such as Prairie Rose Games, State Amateur Basketball and National Softball Tournaments to name a few.
The Athletic Trainers at Trinity are allied health professionals certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification. They must possess a minimum of a four-year bachelors degree including extensive training in athletic injury evaluation, treatment and care.
This training includes hands-on training with athletes for a minimum of three years while studying toward their degree in college.
The athletic trainers must also be licensed by the state of North Dakota. Trinity also requires the athletic trainers to be first aid and CPR certified as well as possess specialized training in specific athletic-related emergency protocols.
Dawn Mattern MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She sees active patients and competitive athletes from all over the entire region and oversees the Trinity Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers as they serve the extended community. She received her training first at the Center for Family Medicine in Minot and then completed a fellowship at The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center. Upon graduation, she served as the Head Team Physician for the Mens' Hockey Team at OSU. She returned to Minot in 2002, and has devoted her time to covering local sports teams, education of medical students, residents, and MSU Athletic Training students, and ensuring quality care and rehabilitation of her patients. She is also a volunteer team physician with the United States Olympic Committee and the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team with professional rodeo. Her clinical interests include concussion and exercise as medicine.
To inquire on the possibility of contracting Trinity Sports Medicine for a sporting event, please call 857-5286 and ask for the Sports Medicine Coordinator. You may also be able to make an appointment for a free athletic injury assessment at the same number.