Beavers Medical Center, a nonprofit medical center in Oregon, is the only facility in the country where concussions can be treated with a head injury.
The hospital, which is home to the Oregon Beavers football team, opened its doors in January.
It has more than 100 patients and is equipped with a CT scanner and X-ray machines.
In a recent interview with KGW, the hospital’s director, Dr. Daniel Vazquez, explained how the team treated a concussion that occurred last year.
Vazuez said that in addition to the team’s team physician, head athletic trainer and a concussed player’s therapist, they also had a physician and a sports medicine physician.
He said that when they began treating the concussion, the patient did not know what to expect.
They had not seen a concussion specialist, he said.
After some initial symptoms, the team did begin to see signs of a concussion.
But that was not until the patient’s parents arrived, Vazada said.
“We thought it was a mild concussion, not a severe concussion,” he said, noting that the patient was able to sit up and walk.
“We thought they would recover and be back to normal, but unfortunately, they didn’t.”
While the patient has not had a concussion since, the family has been in contact with the Beavers to offer support and support to their son.
Beavers head athletic coach Jeff Bresnahan said the family was able help the team, and that the hospital was a good place to be.
“If you’re going to go to a medical facility that’s doing the right thing for you and the right things for your family, that’s what you want,” he told KGW.
“If we can do that, I don’t see why not.”
A new study on concussions, released last week, found that, overall, fewer than 1 percent of NFL players sustain a concussion each year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4,000 people died in the U.S. from a concussion last year alone.
Vazquez said that, if the patient were to return to play, they should have some degree of protection, including a helmet, a face shield and protective gear.
“That’s the type of thing that makes a difference,” he explained.
“The helmet and face shield are the things that make a difference.”
The hospital said it is working with other NFL teams to help prevent future concussions and treat concussions that might be occurring in their facility.