ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (June 29, 2016)
– The Tampa Bay Rowdies have partnered again with St. Anthony’s Hospital to make St. Anthony’s the club’s official medical partner for the 2016 North American Soccer League season and the 2016 National Professional Soccer League season.
St. Anthony’s, located at 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St Petersburg, has a large sports medicine program that provides athletic training and medical services for professional and area high schools sports teams.
St. Anthony’s provides athletic trainers for games and practice sessions for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the NASL team, and Rowdies 2, the NPSL team. St. Anthony’s is the title sponsor for Rowdies 2, a new team that joined the NPSL this year. St. Anthony’s appears on the front of the Rowdies 2 jerseys.
Serving as team physicians for the Rowdies are Koco Eaton, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who also is a team physician for the Tampa Bay Rays; Sanjay Menon, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon; and Christopher Salud, MD, a board-certified family medicine and sports medicine physician.
“St. Anthony’s Hospital is excited to once again be working with the Rowdies as the Official Team Partner for health care services,” said Walter Inman, St. Anthony’s Hospital director of clinical services. “We are happy to connect with our community partners to provide them with the compassionate care that St. Anthony’s is known for. We look forward to helping the teams achieve great seasons in their respective leagues.”
About St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program
St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers offering treatment and rehabilitation to help weekend warriors and professional athletes get back in the game. As part of the BayCare Health System, St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program partners with local high schools providing athletic trainers for a variety of high school sports including football, soccer and baseball. BayCare’s Concussion Prevention and Management Program initiative for student athletes has performed baseline and follow-up testing for more than 3,500 student athletes in Pinellas County.
About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 393-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.