UC San Diego Health and the San Diego Padres have reached an agreement on a multi-year partnership to become the official health care provider for the Major League baseball team.
“We are delighted to partner with the Padres and look forward to providing them with the expertise in key elements of elite athlete care and fitness that we have perfected in 50 years of caring for all athletes.” , said Patty Maysent, CEO of UC Health San Diego. “What we will bring to the game is a combination of clinical care, research and innovation, designed to help players compete at their best and be healthier.”
The team’s new physician, Catherine M. Robertson, MD, will coordinate a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and staff at UC San Diego Health who care for Padres in UC San Diego hospitals and clinics. Health, as well as throughout the spring training and during the season at Petco Parking. Robertson previously served as a team physician for the San Diego Chargers and senior physician in a partnership between UC San Diego Health and the US Olympic Committee.
Through this new partnership, Padres athletes will have access to advanced surgical and medical diagnostics and procedures, including emerging technologies in cartilage restoration and transplantation, regenerative medicine, advanced imaging techniques and other areas. translational research. The team will also benefit from UC San Diego Health’s expertise in family medicine and many specialties.
âThis is the first time in over three decades that the Padres have changed healthcare providers, so it’s a decision we’ve taken very seriously,â said AJ Preller, executive vice president and general manager of the Padres. âWe ultimately chose UC San Diego Health because of their pioneering work in research to help prevent injuries and new injuries. As we continue to seek innovations in different areas of baseball operations, including player care, we felt that the combination of their clinical care and research would be of great benefit to us. “
As partners, UC San Diego Health and the Padres will also collaborate in outreach and awareness efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention in the local community. Clinicians at UC San Diego Health will be offering free wellness screenings to the public at select Padres events, including the Celebrate San Diego Rally on February 11 at Petco Park. The partners will also partner to provide educational programs, including stadium tours and question-and-answer opportunities with the Padres reception staff, for San Diego high school students from historically underserved communities who wish to pursue careers. in health care.
UC San Diego Health is consistently ranked as the # 1 healthcare system in San Diego and UC San Diego Health’s Orthopedic Surgery is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by
American News and World Report. UC San Diego Health is also home to the 8th National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded orthopedics program in the United States.