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USA Physicians Group recently provided racers with medical support at a first aid tent during the 14th annual Publix Grandman Triathlon in Fairhope, Ala.
Dr. Natalie Fox, director of nursing for USA Physicians Group – along with orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Christopher Jones, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the USA College of Medicine; and Dr. Mark Perry, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the USA College of Medicine – volunteered at the tent. Howard Holcomb, assistant administrator for USA Physicians Group, also attended the event.
This year, more than 700 participants attended the race, which began by jumping off of Fairhope Pier and swimming one-third of a mile into Mobile Bay. Following the swim, racers biked 18.6 miles through Fairhope and completed a 3.1 mile run. “We saw injuries such as bike falls and heat exhaustion,” Dr. Fox said. “We we were able to make a meaningful impact and help several racers in need of medical assistance.”
Dr. Fox stresses the importance for both physicians and nurses to use their talents and give back to the community. “Fulfilling the mission of USA Health to help people lead longer, better lives doesn’t end after you leave the hospital or clinic,” she said. “In order to effectively live out our mission we must also be active in the community.”
In its 14th year, The Grandman has become one of Fairhope’s premier annual events, attracting individual and team racers of all ages and skill levels from around the Southeast and beyond. Learn more about the Grandman Triathlon here.
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