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(CINCINNATI; February 12, 2019) – FC Cincinnati today announced that Mercy Health, Ohio’s largest healthcare provider, is the club’s “official healthcare provider”.
The news follows yesterday’s highly anticipated official unveiling of FC Cincinnati’s 2019 MLS jersey, which features Mercy Health as a sponsor of the kit, and the announcement last September that Mercy Health is the naming partner of the resort. training club in Milford, Ohio – the Mercy Health Training Center.
“Mercy Health’s relationship with FC Cincinnati has continued to grow stronger and we are delighted to announce this next step in our partnership,” said John Starcher, President and CEO, Bon Secours Mercy Health. “Mercy Health already partners with professional and everyday athletes across the region and this aspect of our partnership reinforces our commitment to caring for FC Cincinnati players, coaches and staff and their dedicated fans, including the enthusiasm has helped bring FC Cincinnati to MLS and inspires us all. “
Mercy Health orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert Matthew Busam will be the chief medical officer of the MLS club. Dr Busam received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery. He completed his training in sports medicine and orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., Before returning home to Cincinnati, where he also served as a team doctor for the Cincinnati Bengals and Elder High School. , among others.
“I know the vital role that quality medical care plays in the success of teams and individual players. I am honored to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of the new MLS team and delighted to play a role in the continued advancement of the team, ”said Dr Busam.
“As they become more committed to FC Cincinnati, we continue to see Mercy Health’s partnership highlight the incredible support the club receives not only from its fans, but also from the business community in Canada. Greater Cincinnati, ”said FC Cincinnati president and CEO Jeff Berding. . “Mercy Health’s reputation for caring for the community is exceptional and we know that our players, coaches, staff and fans are in superb, skilled and caring hands with Mercy Health. “
Mercy Health is building a strong healthcare team for FC Cincinnati which includes the club’s chief medical officer and orthopedic specialist, sports medicine general practitioner, athletic coaches, physiotherapists and athletic performance experts. .
Mercy Health provides FC Cincinnati players with team physical and orthopedic care, as well as sports medicine services in the club’s training center and stadium facilities. The Mercy Health network is available to assist coaches, players and staff with medical transfers and specialist medical care, including chiropody, neurology, cardiology and orthopedic surgery. Mercy Health will also provide emergency management, injury assessment and triage to club players, coaches, referees and injured MLS and Academy players during games.
Additionally, Mercy Health will look after the fans at FC Cincinnati games by providing first aid stations and ambulances to transport anyone injured and needing emergency care on game days.
Mercy Health will work with FC Cincinnati to establish an innovative sports performance program, as well as the Mercy Health Center of Excellence, which will be located in the new FC Cincinnati stadium. The Mercy Health Center of Excellence will include a sports training center for on-site training and physiotherapy on match days, as well as an imaging center and an executive health center, which will be used both for the team and community members.
Mercy Health is also working with FC Cincinnati to build the Mercy Health Plaza, an outdoor space just outside the new FCC stadium, which will be dedicated to community health events and other health-related programs.
FC Cincinnati is a professional football team entering Major League Soccer as the league’s 24th team this season. The club’s ownership group is led by majority owner Carl H. Lindner III and also includes Scott Farmer and George Joseph. Started in 2015 by Lindner III and current President and CEO Jeff Berding, FCC began playing in the USL in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular Season Championship in record fashion and secured places in the playoffs in his three USLs. seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also qualified for the semi-finals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup which included two wins against teams from MLS. The team are currently playing their home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus, and have begun construction of a football-specific stadium in Cincinnati’s West End that is slated to open in early this year. 2021. | Follow the team on social media on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Where Youtube, or visit the club’s official website: fccincinnati.com.
Mercy Health is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth.org), one of the top 20 healthcare systems in the United States and is in the top-performing quartile of Catholic healthcare systems for the lowest cost per case for care to patients. Mercy Health is Ohio’s largest healthcare system and is among the state’s top five employers, with more than 33,500 employees serving communities in Ohio and Kentucky. Mercy Health provided patient care more than 6.8 million times in 2017. The system includes $ 6.8 billion in assets and nearly 500 care facilities, including 23 hospitals and 26 post-acute care facilities, including retirement homes, palliative care programs and home care agencies. Its clinically integrated network of more than 2,700 healthcare providers coordinates more effective and efficient care for more than 350,000 patients, saving taxpayers money through the Medicare Shared Savings Program. As part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, the ministry donates nearly $ 2 million per day to benefit the community.