AHAI congratulates Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth for being named the 2016 recipient USA Hockey’s Excellence in Safety Award. Dr. Pieroth is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist and the Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is also the Concussion Specialist for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, Chicago Fire, and Chicago White Sox. Dr. Pieroth was instrumental in creating the A Step aHead Program, AHAI’s free baseline testing initiative to combat one of the most common head injuries: concussions. Dr. Pieroth, along with the Chicago Blackhawks, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Athletico Physical Therapy and AHAI continue to educate the Illinois youth hockey community on the importance of concussion management and to be proactive with implementing baseline testing.
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