St. Anthony's Hospital Expands Role as Tampa Bay Rowdies' Official Medical Partner

May 08, 2017

BayCare Event Medicine Now at Al Lang Stadium for Matches

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 8, 2017) – In the fourth consecutive year of being named the official medical partner for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, St. Anthony’s Hospital has expanded its role by offering care for fans at all matches. In addition to providing medical care for the team, BayCare Event Medicine now will be in the clinic space at Al Lang Stadium to assist fans in case of medical emergencies during matches. 

BayCare and St. Anthony’s embrace the opportunity to connect with community partners to bring increased access to health care to both athletes and their fans. 

St. Anthony’s, located at 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St Petersburg, has a large sports medicine program that provides athletic trainers and medical services for professional and area high schools sports teams. 

Serving as team physicians for the Rowdies will be Christopher Salud, MD, a board-certified family medicine and sports medicine physician; Mohit Bansal, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon; and Vania Reyes, MD, a board certified sports medicine physician. Andrew Keane and Michelle Leget, members of the St. Anthony’s sports medicine team, also are athletic trainers for the Rowdies.

“We are proud to be partnering with the Rowdies for a fourth consecutive year,” said St. Anthony’s President Scott Smith. “At St. Anthony’s, our mission is the provide quality health care for our community. We are honored that we can serve the Rowdies while also providing compassionate care to the fans should a medical need arise.” 

About St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program 

St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeon, 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 4,500 student athletes in Pinellas County. Click on BayCare Sports Medicine to learn more about the program.

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. St. Anthony’s has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993 or go to

About BayCare

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.  For more information visit