Brookwood Baptist Health Named Official Healthcare Provider of Birmingham IronDec 21, 2018
The Birmingham Iron today announced Brookwood Baptist Health as the team’s official healthcare provider. A healthcare pillar in the community for more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health represents the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama. Brookwood Baptist Health is the first founding partner of the Birmingham Iron and the first company to join the Iron's "Community Champions" platform to donate 100 tickets to each Iron home game to community organizations.
Brookwood Baptist Health’s Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, a premier provider of bone and joint orthopedic care and sports medicine, is the official orthopedic specialist for the Iron. Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics’ founding team of six sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons have more than 70 years of combined experience treating patients on and off the field.
As a complement to the care provided by Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, the official physical therapy and athletic training provider of the Iron is Champion Sports Medicine. With locations throughout Central and North Alabama, Champion Sports Medicine is a known leader in sports medicine, offering a wide range of physical therapy and athletic training services such as hand therapy, work injury prevention and management, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, and orthopedic and sports-related injury care.
According to Birmingham Iron Team President, Tom Ward, “One of the most critical components to the success of any professional sports team is the health of its players. We are proud to partner with Brookwood Baptist Health, Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics and Champion Sports Medicine to help our players maintain top physical condition in order to perform at their highest level. Our players recently completed comprehensive physicals conducted by a myriad of specialists from these healthcare providers, and we are extremely pleased with the superior care they received. We look forward to seeing the Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics team on the sidelines, knowing the confidence it gives our players to have such seasoned physicians ready and able to care for their physical wellbeing. Pairing the services of Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics with the physical therapy and athletic training services afforded by Champion Sports Medicine is a win-win.”
Brookwood Baptist Health Interim CEO, Sally Deitch, stated how honored the health system is to be named the Iron’s exclusive medical provider. “The partnership is a natural fit with Brookwood Baptist Health and the Birmingham Iron aligned in our goals to perform at a superior level and our commitment to give back the community, promote health and wellness, and play an integral role in the future of the Birmingham area,” said Deitch.
Commenting on the involvement of Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Dr. Robert Agee, Jr., sports medicine physician and founding member, stated, “On behalf of myself and my five esteemed colleagues, we look forward to caring for these athletes. Helping our patients is at the heart of what we do every day. We’re excited to have the opportunity to travel with the team and ensure the players receive the highest-quality care throughout the season.”Champion Sports Medicine Regional Director of Operations, Trent Nessler, PT, MPT, DPT, added, “With nearly 15 years of proven experience, we are extremely pleased to bring our legacy of sports medicine innovation to the playing field and look forward to supporting Birmingham’s newest professional football team during the Iron’s opening season.”