Hospitals Forced to Stop Providing Athletic Trainers to Local High Schools
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
The lack of a state budget is forcing Springfield’s Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John's Hospital to stop providing athletic trainers for area high schools.
It's something the organizations have done for 30 years.
Right now, the state is $130 million behind in paying bills for the state's group health insurance program. Because of that, they're forced to end the program.
The decision affects eight area high schools and their major sports programs, including football.