LeConte Medical Center’s Scott Byrd, ATC, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2018 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Byrd is the sports medicine coordinator at LeConte Sports Medicine in Sevierville.
The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. These recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and serve as a volunteer athletic trainer. Candidates must have held the certified athletic trainer (ATC) credential, conferred by the Board of Certification, and have been a NATA member, both for at least 20 years.
“We are always excited to recognize the dedication, excellence, inspirational outlook and commitment of our honorees, and this year is no exception. These recipients serve as role models to their peers and represent some of the best of the best of the athletic training profession,” said NATA Honors & Awards Committee Chair Charlie Thompson, MS, ATC. “We know they will continue to contribute to their place of work and their community at large, ensuring quality care and optimal health moving into the years ahead.”
Byrd received his award at a presentation made during NATA’s 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in New Orleans on June 28, 2018.
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About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports 45,000 members of the athletic training profession. Visit www.nata.org