Atlanta Wildcats and Emory Healthcare reach partnership agreement

February 28 00:51 2020

ATLANTA, GA – Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Wildcats have entered into a new medical partnership that designates Emory Healthcare as the Official Team Health Care Provider of the Atlanta Wildcats.

As the state’s premier health care provider, Emory Healthcare physicians in sports medicine have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with professional, Olympic, collegiate, and high school sports teams and athletes throughout the state and beyond. The partnership provides both the Wildcats and Emory Healthcare new opportunities to engage in community outreach and education on the importance of maintaining or achieving a healthy lifestyle through preventative care, proper nutrition, exercise, regular checkups, and screenings.

“Emory Healthcare is one of the most respected health care providers in the country and we are excited to have Emory Healthcare as our Official Team Health Care Provider for the Atlanta Wildcats,” says William Alford, director of football operations, National Gridiron League. “Providing the absolute best in care and coverage for our coaches and players is very important to us and Emory Healthcare is a great partner for Wildcats. We are excited to be working with Emory Healthcare.”

“Emory Healthcare has been recognized nationally for outstanding patient care, providing both great expertise and experience in sports medicine,” said National Gridiron League chairman Joe McClendon III. “We’re looking forward to the relationship and keeping our players healthy.”

“We are honored to have been given the trust of another professional sports team to care for their athletes and staff,” said Scott D. Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center and vice president for business innovation for Emory Healthcare.  “We have an extraordinary interdisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, therapists and trainers all working together to provide the highest level of sports medicine care and backed up by the entire Emory Healthcare network for all medical needs,” he added.

The Atlanta Wildcats are set to begin competition this spring competing in the National Gridiron League’s eastern conference southern division.

About Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare, with more than 24,000 employees and 11 hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia, with $4.4 billion in annual net revenue. System-wide, it has 2,691 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties, serving metro Atlanta with 250 locations. It is the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-designated hospitals for nursing excellence: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. Emory Healthcare’s mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities at home and throughout the world. 

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About Atlanta Wildcats

The Atlanta Wildcats are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Wildcats joined the National Gridiron League (NGL) as an expansion team in 2019 and will first take the field for the 2020 season. The team competes in the Eastern Football Conference (EFC) south division.

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