Dearborn County Hospital is now providing the services of an Athletic Trainer to Switzerland
County High School. Jennifer Bostic, LAT/ATC, is covering both boys’ and girls’ high school
games and practices.
A high school Athletic Trainer provides healthcare services to student athletes under the
direction of physicians/medical directors. These services include injury prevention, emergency
care, clinical diagnoses, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical
Mrs. Bostic is at the high school 20 hours a week for its games and practices. The agreement
between DCH and the Switzerland County School Corporation to provide high school Athletic
Trainer services at no cost to the school went into effect on December 1. Orthopaedic Surgeons
Robert Rolf, M.D., and David Argo, M.D., of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are the
school’s Co-Medical Directors.
“There were numerous reasons for Switzerland County High School and Dearborn County
Hospital to work together for the benefit of our young athletes,” Mrs. Bostic explained. “Most
significantly, this is the first year the high school has had a boys’ varsity football team. The
school has fielded freshmen and junior varsity teams in recent years, but the addition of varsity
football signaled an increased need for an Athletic Trainer.”
Mrs. Bostic knows the school well, since she graduated from there in 1989. “It’s wonderful
working at Switzerland County High School,” she said. “It’s like returning home.”
After she finished high school, Mrs. Bostic studied at Franklin College south of Indianapolis,
receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a minor in athletic training. For 22 years,
she was employed by King’s Daughters Hospital as an Athletic Trainer and visited SCHS for an
hour and a half each week.