USA Track & Field Welcomes Orlando Health, Inc. as Official Regional Medical Partner
Indianapolis, Indiana - September 26, 2023 – USA Track & Field is pleased to announce its new partnership with Orlando Health, Inc., further enhancing the medical support provided to USATF athletes in the region. This long-term partnership is a pivotal step forward in USATF’s commitment to providing top-tier medical resources to support the needs of athletes.
This partnership comes as a part of USATF’s ongoing efforts to expand and elevate athlete services, ensuring quicker access to medical resources such as MRIs and medical consultations. Establishing this strong medical network will help minimize disruptions to athletes’ training and bolster their performance.
Orlando Health will serve as the USATF Medical Partner for the upcoming 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, along with USATF Championship events in Florida. The partnership will extend to supporting the medical needs of Team USATF’s tier athletes who live and train in Florida. Additionally, Orlando Health will serve as a community partner with their contribution to an annual RunJumpThrow event in the Orlando region, reinforcing a joint commitment to healthy participation in sport.
"We are excited to welcome Orlando Health as an Official USATF Regional Medical Partner," said USATF CEO Max Siegel. "This partnership marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to providing world-class support to our athletes. Orlando Health’s dedication to high-level support will undoubtedly contribute to the success of USATF athletes in the region.”
“Orlando Health is pleased to serve as the medical partner of USA Track & Field,” said Erick Hawkins, Chief Administrative Officer for Orlando Health. “Our commitment to providing comprehensive sports medicine through the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is unmistakable. The facility offers leading-edge diagnostics, pioneering treatments and revolutionary rehabilitation procedures while delivering a one-of-a-kind patient experience. We are proud to support the USATF by providing high-quality medical care and our unique expertise in managing the health of their athletes.”
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running, and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country's No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its trauma care. It is also the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. For more information, visit http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.
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