An award from the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (NWATA).
Ungaretti Honored with New Horizon Award
St. James Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Health, is proud to announce that Riley Ungaretti, MS, LAT of St. James Sports Medicine, was recognized by the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (NWATA) with the New Horizon Award.
The New Horizon Award recognizes young professionals of the NWATA for their unique or immediate contributions in service to the athletic training profession within District 10 (which consists of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington). This award recognizes volunteerism, advancement of the profession, or service to the NWATA.
Her colleagues in Montana nominated Riley for her work serving as the Montana Athletic Trainers’ Association Secondary Schools Committee Chair and her work locally with the Montana Sports Medicine Program & Butte High School.
I am so grateful for the recognition from the NWATA. The work we are doing to ensure that every high school in Montana has access to an athletic trainer is of the utmost importance. Having athletic emergency action plans and proper medical coverage at games and practices can prevent many medical emergencies.
Riley has been with St. James Sports Medicine for six years and was inspired to be an Athletic Trainer after a shoulder injury in high school piqued her interest in sports medicine. She enjoys the uniqueness of working with her patients daily as they make their way through the process.
About St. James Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare
St. James Healthcare has served the people of Southwestern Montana for more than 135 years and is the largest and only acute care health care facility in the region. St. James Healthcare is a 67-bed hospital located in Butte, Montana, with more than 450 caregivers, alongside 100 physicians and advanced care professionals, offering 24-hour care and dozens of progressive specialty services. St. James Healthcare is part of the Intermountain Healthcare system. Based in Utah with locations in seven states (Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit healthcare system comprised of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,800 employed physicians and advanced practice providers. To help people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. To learn more about St. James Healthcare, visit sjh-mt.org.