Strength Through Collaboration, Nevada Healthcare Innovators Partner with National Nonprofit to Empower Athletes in Adaptive Sports

The Swift Institute, a leading specialty healthcare provider in Nevada, is excited to announce its ongoing partnership with the High Fives Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting athletes who have experienced life-changing injuries while pursuing outdoor sports. This collaboration signifies a significant step towards building a stronger community and promoting adaptive sports for individuals facing physical challenges.

A Perfect Alignment of Missions

Swift Institute’s commitment to helping people conquer spine and orthopedic conditions perfectly aligns with the High Fives Foundation’s mission. Dr. James Lynch, a board-certified neurological surgeon and the President of Swift Institute, expressed his enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “Swift Institute helps people conquer spine and orthopedic conditions so they can get back to their favorite activity or sport. It’s a privilege to continue to partner with High Fives Foundation and contribute to the support and motivation offered to athletes who have experienced a life-changing injury.”

A Generous Contribution

The recent collaboration includes the donation of essential equipment to enhance the lives of athletes and improve their mobility. These contributions encompass a 2021 RAM PROMASTER 2500 Dodge Van valued at $40,000, two Bowhead Rogue adaptive mountain bikes valued at $12,000 each, three universal Sport Chairs valued at $4,000 each (to be stored at the Swift Sportsdome for public use), and a Motodemption bike valued at $25,000.

Deep Connections

Dr. Lynch’s connection with the High Fives Foundation runs deep. He serves as a Board Member for the organization, is a key member of the Grant Selection Committee, and holds the esteemed position of Medical Director. Dr. Lynch was also the recipient of the inaugural 2014 High Fives Foundation Community Five Award.

A Longstanding Partnership

Swift Institute and the High Fives Foundation have been community partners since 2009. In 2010, Dr. Lynch’s involvement deepened when he sent a request to support Grant Korgan, an athlete, after reading about the High Fives Foundation and him in the Reno Gazette Journal.

About High Fives Foundation

High Fives Non-Profit Foundation focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. It was formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder, Roy Tuscany, after his own recovery from a spinal cord injury. The Foundation has expanded to help 670 Athletes from 46 States & Canada since its inception in 2009. The High Fives Foundation is a California-based, national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Learn more here

About Swift Institute

In partnership with HOPCo, Swift Institute includes over 70 specialists and multiple locations across Nevada. Swift Institute includes spine orthopedic, neurosurgery, interventional pain management, neurology, imaging, and vein specialists and serves residents of Nevada and beyond with innovative and patient-focused healthcare. The physicians and advanced practice providers at Swift Institute are among the top specialists in the United States to help ensure the highest quality patient care, whether in the medical clinic, the procedure suite, or the surgery suite. In addition, the Swift Institute specialists are focused on helping patients achieve their goals for recovery and activity. Learn more here