March 24, 2016
HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider, announces a long term partnership with SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex, one of the best-known and most highly ranked soccer complexes in the nation. The 12 regulation-size, tournament-quality lighted fields cover 96 acres in Overland Park and attract hundreds of thousands of athletes striving to be at the top of their game. The sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers and orthopedic specialists of HCA Midwest Health, which has one of the region’s premier sports medicine and concussion management programs, help keep thousands of active kids and adults throughout the region healthy, so this long term collaboration with the area’s premier healthcare leader and soccer complex is a natural fit.
With the expertise of a strong physician network and award-winning hospitals, advanced technology and high-quality, compassionate care, HCA Midwest Health makes the partnership with SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex a win-win for parents, coaches, athletes and the medical professionals who will attend tournaments and provide information on safe play through education and other programs throughout the year.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health, extend their dedication to keeping the community healthy to the vibrant playing fields of SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex.
“We consider our partnership with the award-winning City of Overland Park and its world-class soccer complex as a privilege and the right thing to do,” says Kevin Hicks, Chief Executive Officer of Overland Park Regional Medical Center. “Our certified athletic trainers and physicians have enjoyed our three year partnership, keeping kids healthy on and off the field. As such, this truly aligns with our mission of providing high-quality healthcare and is a vital link to our relationship with the community.”
Dr. Lori Boyajian O’Neil, HCA Midwest Health Sports Medicine Specialist notes the education component of the sponsorship as a key benefit to anyone who has a child playing soccer, coaches working with the athletes and the athletes themselves. “Concussion management is a 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,” she says.
“It’s an honor to again partner with HCA Midwest Health, who was one of our earliest sponsors of our nationally recognized soccer complex. We are completing that three-year agreement and embarking on another six-year agreement. For us, HCA Midwest’s athletic trainers and physicians have been integral in treating all kinds of on-field injuries,” said Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach. “In today’s athletic environment, it is essential to have medical knowledge that can be directly shared with parents and coaches of players to ensure their health.”
For more information on the Sports Medicine Program at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, visit oprmc.com/sportsmedicine.