Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Physicians To Provide Medical Care at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
St. Petersburg, FL (May 23,2022) – Two Bayfront Health Sports Medicine physicians will help athletes stay healthy during the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in the greater Orlando area.
Katherine Wojonowich, MD and Justin Thompson, MD will serve as medical site directors as well as sideline physicians. Dr. Wjonowich, director of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Medical Group Sports Medicine Center and Sports Medicine Fellowship program, will be the venue medical director for the tennis competition held at the United States Tennis Association campus. Dr. Thompson will serve as venue director for golf and bocce. Both will also serve as sideline physicians at the games being held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the games which take place from June 5-12, 2022.
Orlando Health, which acquired Bayfront Health St. Petersburg October 1, 2020, is the official medical team for the 2022 Speical Olympics USA Games. “We take great pride in helping these athletes achieve their goals by keeping them healthy and safe” said Dr. Wojonowich. “We could not be more thrilled to partner with this great organization to help their athletes compete and excel.”
As board certified physicians in sports medicine, Dr. Wojonowich and Dr. Thompson provide comprehensive non-operative musculoskeletal and preventive care for everyone from high level athletes to weekend warriors wanting to improve their performance and health.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 10 award-winning hospitals, 9 hospital based ERs, including Central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center, and 7 free-standing emergency rooms; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,200 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs more than 23,000 team members.
Orlando Health’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY21, Orlando Health served more than 160,000 inpatients and 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.