The University Hospitals have added another professional sports team to their partnership stable.
UH and the Cleveland Monsters announced on Monday, November 25 that the health care system is now the official health care provider for the American Hockey League team. Terms of the deal, beyond the Monsters saying it was an “integrated, multi-year partnership extension”, were not disclosed.
The designation means that the UH will provide a team of medical specialists to cover the health care needs of the hockey club owned by Dan Gilbert. The UH team is led by Dr Jared Levin, Chief Orthopedic Physician, and Dr Benjamin Boswell as Chief Sports Physician.
The two organizations partnered with the Monsters’ Learn to Play youth hockey initiative, and UH sponsored various giveaways and themed parties for games at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The monsters had also been aligned with Parma University Hospitals Medical Center and UH Sports Medicine.
The new agreement, however, is more extensive and will include UH’s collaboration with the Monsters on the development of “a transdisciplinary sports medicine team that includes almost all medical specialties.”
In a press release issued by the team, Monsters President and COO Mike Ostrowski said, âThe continued growth and evolution of our partnership with teaching hospitals marks an exciting new chapter for the university. ‘Monsters organization. We look forward to continuing to work hand in hand. hand in hand with our friends at UH to maximize every aspect of our relationship – from the world-class care the UH medical team provides to our players, to the amplification of our integrated marketing programs and community – we couldn’t be more excited to call university hospitals members of the monster family. “
In 2014, UH became the Browns’ official health partner. The 10-year agreement marked the end of a Browns-Cleveland Clinic partnership that had lasted for about 40 years.
The Cavs, however, remain aligned with the Clinic, as do the Indians.
Gilbert’s 2017 NBA team extended their partnership with the clinic “into the next decade.” The Clinic also has naming rights to the Cavs practice center at Independence.
The Monsters kicked off their 13th season in October. The franchise won the Calder Cup in 2016.