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Saint Clare’s Hosts Community Concussion Seminars to Protect Future Athletes

Keynote Speaker Ottis Anderson, Former New York Giants Running Back, Shares Experiences

June 10, 2011

This week, Saint Clare’s Health System hosted a two-day concussion seminar featuring keynote speaker Ottis Anderson, Super Bowl XXV MVP and former New York Giants running back.

The events, held at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, were organized by the Concussion Center for Children and Adolescents at Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville and focused on providing trainers, coaches, and the general public with information on the signs and symptoms of concussions.

“I have certainly taken my share of hits and have probably had my share of concussions,” said Anderson. “With baseline testing already in hand, and utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we can protect future athletes.”

Featured speaker, Ottis Anderson, poses with Rockaway Township Rockets football coaches after speaking to groups.

From left to right, Leslie D. Hirsch, president and chief executive officer of Saint Clare’s Health System, Vernon Pertelle, vice president of clinical operations, and former New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson.

To help prevent concussions, and to manage them properly when they occur, the Concussion Center for Children and Adolescents at Saint Clare’s provides a full range of testing, evaluation, treatment, and educational services. To learn more about concussion services at Saint Clare’s, visit


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