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GCPS, Gwinnett Medical Center partnership thrives

Gwinnett Board of Education praises partnership between school district and Gwinnett Medical Center

November 28, 2017

     The Gwinnett County Board of Education recently expressed its appreciation to Gwinnett Medical Center for its support of and contributions to Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS). For many years, the two organizations have had a mutually supportive relationship, which has resulted in a commitment to specific goals and activities that have benefited students and improved the school experience. That partnership provides a number of benefits, including sports medicine care at the high school level. Gwinnett Medical Center’s 78 certified athletic trainers, along with their leading team of sports medicine physicians, care for more than 42,000 student-athletes across the region. Additionally, the hospital system’s new Concussion Care-A-Van broadened access to its Concussion Institute, one of the largest programs that specializes in concussion care in the United States. 

     Another key aspect of the partnership is the academic support provided to the various Medical and Health Science programs offered through Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education programs, including medical-related academies at six high schools. Thomas Shepherd, executive vice president and chief operating officer of GMC shares, “Exceptional schools and healthcare are two critical building blocks for a thriving community. Based on that philosophy, Gwinnett Medical Center and Gwinnett County Public Schools have enjoyed a dynamic partnership including education and clinical care.” 

     Learn more about this partnership and how it benefits students and Gwinnett County at




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