Righttime Medical Care Announces New Program Director at HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Righttime Medical Care has announced it has recently hired Joelle Ridgeway, former Executive Director of Mary T. Maryland, as the Program Director for its HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care program. Ridgeway replaces Amy Knappen, who will continue at HeadFirst as Program Advisor, as well as in her position as Chief Creative Officer of Righttime Medical Care.

Ridgeway brings to HeadFirst 8 years of experience serving adults with traumatic head injuries at Mary T. Maryland.  Trained in recreational therapy, psychology, and healthcare administration, Ridgeway is the current Chair of the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues and works closely with Anne Arundel County Government to address disability issues throughout the county. She has worked on state policy groups for traumatic brain injury and has participated in the development of several community programs and services for people living with brain injuries.  Ridgeway also serves as the Outreach Council Representative for the Brain Injury Association of Maryland's Region 5, which includes Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. In her new role, Joelle will be responsible for overseeing all HeadFirst operations. 

HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care was founded by Dr. Robert G. Graw Jr. MD, also Chief Executive Officer of Righttime Medical Care, to provide concussion education and pre- and post-injury cognitive assessment testing to students participating in sports. Righttime's HeadFirst also helps families navigate the road to recovery, including returning to school, work and sports following a traumatic brain injury. The website at www.myheadfirst.com provides extensive information.

About Righttime Medical Care
A trusted name in urgent medical care for more than twenty years, Righttime Medical Care provides warm and compassionate care to children and adults for illnesses and injuries, 365 days a year. Most insurance plans are accepted. Righttime accepts walk-in patients and schedules same-day appointments online at MyRighttime.com, and through its Call Center at 888-808-6483. Care Centers are located in Annapolis, Arundel Mills, Columbia, Crofton, Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Olney, Pasadena and Rockville, and Frederick in 2013. Future Righttime Care Centers are planned in other Maryland and Virginia communities. For more information, visit www.myrighttime.com. Righttime's HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care offers concussion education and pre- and post-injury cognitive assessment testing to help students and their families navigate the road to recovery, and make a safe return to play, following a sports-related concussion. For more information, visit www.myheadfirst.com.

Contact:
Laura J. Ketchum
443-607-1033 / lketchum@myrighttime.com 

SOURCE Righttime Medical Care



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