(April 30, 2012 –Brooklyn,NY) MaimonidesMedicalCenterannounced 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 Centermarks the first time in over 50 years thatBrooklynhas been home to a Major League sports franchise. Excitement has been building among Brooklyn’s 2.5 million residents, and the 6,000 employees ofMaimonidesMedicalCenterare among the most fervent new fans.
“Today is a great day for Brooklyn and MaimonidesMedicalCenteras 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 MaimonidesMedicalCenter. “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.”
“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.”
For more information on Maimonides Medical Center’s outstanding clinical services, visit our website at www.maimonidesmed.org.