New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute

Advancing Knowledge. Advancing Care.

aka NHMI, Safe Sports Network   |   Manchester, NH   |  www.nhmi.net

Mission

NHMI was founded in 1994 by James Vailas, MD and Laura Decoster, ATC. Mission Statement: NHMI is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in musculoskeletal care and sports medicine and to promoting and providing a safe sports environment for athletes.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Dr. James C Vailas

Main address

35 Kosciuszko St

Manchester, NH 03101 USA

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EIN

02-0471046

NTEE code info

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Approximately 45M youth participate in organized sports. Sports are great for kids, but are not without risk. We work to ensure appropriate sports safety infrastructure and provide a safe sports environment for young athletes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Safe Sports Network

Dedicated to youth sports safety, this free program provides: onsite sports medicine care at high schools and sports events; injury drop-in clinic; education for athletes, coaches, parents; concussion management; sports physicals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

This nationally-accredited program provides a unique post-professional education opportunity for certified athletic trainers. A series of educational rotations with doctors and other providers prepares the ATC to assist their athletes with whatever situation arises. Participants in this program are integral to provision of services in our major program, Safe Sports Network.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Continuing education seminars for physicians and other providers keep professionals in our region on the cutting edge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Research conducted by NHMI and collaborators has set the standard procedures for the emergency management of football equipment. Other projects have contributed to the literature on the topic of general joint hypermobility and hamstring stretching.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Continuing Education Excellence 2011

National Athletic Trainers Assn

1st Runner-Up Kenneth L Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript 2010

Journal of Athletic Training

Approved Continuing Education Provider 1994

Board of Certification

Approved Continuing Medical Education Provider 2013

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation of Post-Professional Residency for Athletic Trainers 2013

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Safe Sports Network

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults

Related Program

Safe Sports Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes education for athletes, coaches and healthcare professionals

Number of first-time donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Safe Sports Network

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Safe Sports Network

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to improve youth sports safety and employ both direct and indirect means. Directly, we care for the young athletes. Indirectly, we educate others who care for young athletes.

We aim to improve youth sports safety by: 1. providing onsite after-school care for athletes; 2. providing a central location for free/quick assessment of youth athletic injuries; 3. conducting a comprehensive concussion management program for youth and high school athletes; 4. educating the spectrum of athletic constituents (from athlete to parents/coaches and administrators) to prevent, recognize and provide appropriate care; and 5. provide continuing education that keeps healthcare providers on the cutting edge and able to provide the best care for young athletes.

Support from for-profit entities with similar interest has allowed continuing progress toward our goals. Experienced and committed staff carry out our strategic plan. Efforts to broaden community support are young but have met with success.

We are improving youth sports safety in our area:
We have a comprehensive program for 9 high schools.
We have recently introduced sports safety infrastructure to 9 middle schools.
We have many area Rec leagues enrolled in our comprehensive Youth Sports Safety Net (sm).

There are always more kids we could touch and quality improvement plans to implement.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. James Vailas

NHMI


Board co-chair

Laura Decoster

NHMI

James Vailas

Laura Decoster

Henry Roy

Nicholas Vailas

Jeffrey Seifert

Steven Schubert

Gregory Soghikian

Marjorie King

Erik Swartz

Nicole Lane

Eleanor Dahar

Maria Ryan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/27/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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