Hendricks Regional Health Honors Comeback Athletes

Danville – Hendricks Regional Health is continuing its support of high school athletes in Hendricks County with the Comeback Athlete Award. On June 13, one athlete from each Hendricks County high school was recognized for their return to competition following an injury, in addition to their leadership, sportsmanship and academic performance. All of the Comeback Athletes were nominated by their high school athletic directors.

(left to right): Doug Keen, Hendricks Regional Health Assistant Sports Medicine Coordinator, Cameron Ginter, Reis Thomas, Trizton Carson, Jacob Hayden, Tim Drudge, Former Hendricks Regional Health Sports Medicine Coordinator (not pictured: Derek Keller)

The Comeback Athletes honored this year were:

  • Trizton Carson wrestled for the Danville High School Warriors.
  • Cameron Ginter, from Cascade High School, played football and baseball for the Cadets.
  • Jacob Hayden played football and baseball for the Tri-West Bruins.
  • Derek Keller competed in football and track for the Plainfield High School Quakers.
  • Reis Thomas, from Brownsburg High School, played football and basketball for the Bulldogs.

“Returning to competition following an injury requires determination and the right attitude. The strength these talented Hendricks County student athletes showed in their returns, in addition to the leadership and sportsmanship displayed both on and off the playing field, is impressive and inspiring,” said Hendricks Regional Health President and CEO Kevin Speer. “Hendricks Regional Health is proud to support our student athletes by providing medical care and injury prevention education as we look forward to the fall sports season.”

Hendricks Regional Health’s certified athletic trainers work in partnership with the following local schools to provide sports medicine services to athletes:

  • Avon High School and Middle Schools
  • Bethesda Christian High School
  • Brownsburg High School and Middle Schools
  • Cascade High School and Middle School
  • Cloverdale High School and Middle School
  • Danville High School and Middle School
  • DePauw University
  • Greencastle High School and Middle School
  • North Putnam High School and Middle School
  • Plainfield High School and Middle School
  • South Putnam High School and Middle School
  • Tri-West High School and Middle School

All of the Comeback Athletes received a certificate of recognition and a $500 scholarship to help with college expenses.


Hendricks Regional Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, healthcare organization with a deeply rooted legacy of community service. The Hendricks’ culture is built on our vision to be the community’s indispensable healthcare partner and focused on these seven values: Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Courage, Collaboration, Loyalty and Engagement. More than 2,200 associates live these values each day through a shared philosophy of patient-centered, high-quality, low-cost care.

Hendricks Regional Health is a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence and is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). The organization received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. Hendricks recently received the 2019 Five Star Total Knee Replacement award, the 2019 Five Star Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries award and the 2019 Five Star Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism award from Healthgrades. In 2019, Hendricks Regional Health was honored with High Performance recognition from U.S. News & World Report. Hendricks Regional Health is one of only seven hospitals nationwide to be recognized in the top five percent in the nation by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience for 12 consecutive years. As the largest employer in Hendricks County, the organization was recognized as a Finalist in the Healthiest Employers of Indiana Awards Program. Hendricks is one of only two organizations in the Midwest to earn the American Heart Association’s Community Innovation Award for developing and implementing our visionary wellness program. Leapfrog has awarded Hendricks Regional Health consecutive A ratings over the last six semi-annual reporting periods, beginning in Fall 2016.

Hendricks Regional Health staffs a full complement of physicians and providers in a variety of specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Lizton and Bainbridge. For more information, please visit our website at www.hendricks.org.

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