HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider, a leader in sports medicine and expert in concussion management, announced March 3, 2017, a yearlong partnership with GSI Sports, a leader in local and regional male and female youth soccer tournaments.
The sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and orthopedic specialists of HCA Midwest Health System help keep thousands of active kids and adults healthy in Johnson County and throughout Kansas City. With the expertise of a strong physician network and award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and high-quality, compassionate care, the partnership with GSI Sports is a win-win for parents, coaches, athletes and the medical professionals who will attend youth soccer tournaments and camps throughout the year.
HCA Midwest Health will provide athletic trainers for GSI Sports’ 2017 season and its roster of youth soccer camps, in addition to information on safe play through education and other programs, like a comprehensive Concussion Management Program dedicated to improving the understanding and proper management of concussion through community education, outreach treatment, and ImPACT pre and post-injury testing.
“We consider our partnership GSI Sports and its young athletes, coaches and teams a privilege and the right thing to do,” says Kevin J. Hicks, Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “This partnership perfectly aligns with our mission of providing high-quality healthcare to the community. The education component of the partnership is a benefit to anyone who has a child playing soccer, coaches working with the athletes and the athletes themselves.”
“Concussion management is part of the national conversation and as a leader in concussion management we’re pleased to be at the forefront in the Kansas City area of educating parents, coaches and athletes about safe play on and off the field,” says Charles Laird, Menorah Medical Center Chief Executive Officer.
“HCA Midwest Health has a history of providing superior patient care here in the Kansas City area and we are thrilled to have them partner with us for our GSI events,” says GSI Sports Manager Huw Williams. “GSI is a national leader in managing youth sports events and HCA is a national leader in providing healthcare services, so this partnership will only help to provide the best possible experiences for the young athletes who participate in our camps and tournaments.”
“As the largest physician network in the region, we are proud to be an active part of this vibrant organization that touches so many kids and their families in the community,” says Loren Meyer, MD, FAAP, CPE, President HCA Midwest Health Physician Services Group. “We look forward to serving GSI Sports during the 2017 season. It’s a vital link to our relationship with the community.”
HCA Midwest Health will participate in GSI Sports events throughout the season, including Copa KC, GSI Fall Cup, GSI College Showcase, Elite 120 College Showcase, The Nutmeg, GSI Summer College Showcase and GSI Gold Ribbon. Events will be held at Polo Grounds, SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and Swope Soccer Village; soccer camps are at Rockhurst University. Male and female soccer players ages 6 – 19 participate in GSI Sports tournaments and camps. In 2016 GSI Sports hosted 87,000-plus attendees at its events
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