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Assistant Athletic Trainer Aimee Bruketa, ATC,
Head Athletic Trainer Jeffrey Fitz, ATC,
Medical Director Matthew Busam, MD
and Team Physician Joseph Bailey, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Matthew L. Busam, MD
  • Mercy Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Cincinnati Sports Medicine
  • 6045 Bridgetown Road
  • Cincinnati, OH 45248
  • 513-347-9999
  • Team Physician
  • Joseph M. Bailey, MD
  • Queen City Physicians
  • 6350 Glenway Ave., Suite 300
  • Cincinnati, OH 45211
  • 513-481-9700
  • Team Dentist
  • William R. O’Conner, DDS
  • 2745 Anderson Ferry Road
  • Cincinnati, OH 45238
  • 513-922-4220
  • Head Athletic Trainer
  • Jeffrey L. Fitz, MA, AT, ATC
  • Mercy Health Sports Medicine
  • 3900 Vincent Avenue
  • Cincinnati, OH 45205
  • 513-921-3472 (O)
  • 513-404-1932 (C)
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Aimee J. Bruketa, MS, AT, ATC
  • Mercy Health Sports Medicine
  • 3900 Vincent Avenue
  • Cincinnati, OH 45205
  • 513-921-3472 (O)
  • 513-227-1289 (C)
  • Westside Mercy Health Medical Facilities
  • Mercy Hospital West
  • 3300 Mercy Health Blvd.
  • Cincinnati, OH 45211
  • 513-215-5000

  • Mercy Health – Queen City Medical Center
  • 3131 Queen City Avenue
  • Cincinnati, OH 45238
  • 513-389-5222

  • Harrison Medical Center
  • 10450 New Haven Road
  • Harrison, OH 45030
  • 513-367-2222

Mercy Health Sports Medicine’s Mission:

Mercy Health makes quality healthcare easy to help our patients and community be well in body, mind and spirit. As a premier healthcare provider with more than 80 network locations throughout Cincinnati, Mercy Health has been serving Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods for more than 160 years. At the heart of our services are six award-winning hospitals that provide easy access to leading physicians, advanced technology, experienced and compassionate caregivers, and a wide range of care. Our services include care for all aspects of life from maternity to senior care, primary and specialty care physician practices, outpatient centers, social service agencies and fitness centers to a variety of outreach programs.

Mercy Health features a staff of 9,000 employees and is affiliated with more than 1,800 physicians who represent a wide array of medical and surgical specialties.

Our Mission

Mercy Health extends the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on the people who are poor and under-served.

Our Values

The values that guide our behavior include Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice,
Sacredness of Life and Service.

Standards of Behavior

Compassion: We seek to understand, listen and explain.
Advocate: We are the voice for the vulnerable.
Respect: We demonstrate the highest regard for and welcome all people.
Excellence: We commit to the highest standard of quality care, joyful service, and teamwork.

Our Promise

We promise to make each and every patient’s life better – mind, body and spirit.
We enjoy being of service to our patients, residents, guests, community and one another.
We make healthcare easy so our patients can enjoy their lives

The Certified Athletic Trainer

The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated health care professional skilled in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Specifically, the ATC specializes in five practice areas or domains:

  1. Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
  2. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
  3. Immediate and Emergency Care
  4. Treatment and Rehabilitation
  5. Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being

The ATC functions as an integral member of the health care team. The Certified Athletic Trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Each Certified Athletic Trainer has fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, Inc. He/she must also be licensed by the state through the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.

Elder’s Athletic Training Room and Hours

The athletic training room is located on the ground floor of the Elder Memorial Fieldhouse. It is equipped with up-to-date treatment and exercise equipment, affording you the best possible athletic healthcare.

Athletic Training room hours are as follows during the school year: Monday – Friday 2:30pm – 7pm;

Weekends, & Holidays - By Appointment Only. Hours may change according to scheduled competition needs.

Helpful Links:

Elder Student-Athlete Brochure

Elder Student-Athlete Physical Forms

Mercy Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine