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SMHC Hosts Ribbon Cutting at New Sports Performance Center in Saco

Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) and the Biddeford-Saco Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and Business After Hours at SMHC’s new Sports Performance Center on November 20. This one-of-a-kind Center, located at 12 Thornton Avenue in Saco, provides specialized care for school age and adult athletes who want to optimize their performance, prevent injury and maximize recovery after an injury.

“Athletes of all ages have unique healthcare needs and SMHC has been working for some time to establish a Sports Performance Center to fill that niche,” said SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey. “The Center is staffed by specially-trained experts who create customized programs to help each individual achieve their goals. Athletes can receive sports physical therapy, sports medicine, strength and conditioning training, and concussion management backed by the full spectrum of SMHC’s award-winning medical services including: orthopedics, neurology and primary care.”

SMHC’s concussion management program through the Sports Performance Center includes: baseline neurocognitive testing of student athletes using ImPACT™, post assessment and cognitive testing for concussions, and full rehabilitation services in conjunction with SMHC neurologists and primary care physicians.

The SMHC Sports Performance Center is open Monday through Friday. For more information call (207) 294-8448 or visit

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including two acute care medical centers; one in Biddeford, Maine licensed for 150 beds and one in Sanford, Maine, licensed for 58 beds. SMHC offers excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. Eldercare services are provided through four sites located in Sanford. Non-emergency care is available at Walk-In Care in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit or @smhcHealth on Twitter.


PHOTO CAPTION: SMHC held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on November 20 at its new Sports Performance Center in Saco. Pictured left to right are: SMHC President & CEO Ed McGeachey; Sports Performance Center Medical Director & SMHC Orthopedic Surgeon David Johnson, MD; Athletic Trainer & Manager Rick Sirois; Sports Physical Therapist & Director Mike Hersey; Saco Mayor Don Pilon; Biddeford-Saco Chamber President Craig Pendleton; Vice President of SMHC Ancillary Services & Biddeford-Saco Chamber Board member Steve Keegan.

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