By Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center announced today that it has entered into a partnership with the Brooklyn Nets, and is now the NBA team’s official hospital and team physicians.
The arrival of the Brooklyn Nets at the newly constructed Barclays Center marks the first time in over 50 years that Brooklyn has been home to a major league sports franchise. Excitement has been building among Brooklyn’s 2.5 million residents, and the 6,000 employees of Maimonides Medical Center are among the most fervent new fans.
“Today is a great day for Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center as we begin our partnership with the Brooklyn Nets,” said Pamela Brier, president and CEO of Maimonides. “We are truly proud to be their official hospital and team physicians.”
To celebrate the partnership, the Brooklyn Nets donated official logo “onesies” to the Maimonides Payson Birthing Center. Every 2012 baby born at Maimonides, beginning April 30th, will go home representing Brooklyn’s new basketball home team. And since Maimonides delivers over 8,000 babies a year, that’s a significant number of new fans for the Brooklyn Nets!
The team physician role means that Maimonides sports medicine experts will provide physicals and be right alongside the Brooklyn Nets players during all home games.
“Our team of physicians is ready to support the Brooklyn Nets team at every level,” said Dr. Jack Choueka, chair of orthopedics at Maimonides Medical Center. “From immediate courtside care, through diagnosis and treatment of injuries and other illnesses, to sharing injury-prevention strategies, we have the expertise to keep Brooklyn’s new home team fit and competitive.”
Brooklynites — and Brooklyn Nets fans everywhere — can receive regular updates on the team’s community activities by signing up for Maimonides E-News by clicking here. These timely messages will keep everyone posted on the Brooklyn Nets Mobile Van, community events, giveaways and promotional activities, and will include valuable health tips for fans and athletes.
“We welcome the Brooklyn Nets to our borough,” said Ms. Brier. “I know all of us are looking forward to exhilarating basketball, as well as partnering with the team on wellness initiatives that can help foster a healthier Brooklyn.”