Philadelphia 76ers in Good Health With New Partnership

November 20, 2014

National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise the Philadelphia 76ers has announced a multi-platform partnership with the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

The Rothman Institute will provide the Official Orthopedics & Urgent Care of the Philadelphia 76ers, seek as well as the Official Team Physicians; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital becomes an Official Hospital of the Philadelphia 76ers. 

“From the start, see we have made it clear that the health of our players is of the utmost importance to us as an organization, denture ” said Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown.

“Partnering with the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital will help us move further down the path of achieving peak performance through rest and recovery systems, preventative care and injury recuperation.

“That we today join three major Philadelphia teams in partnering with these institutions speaks to the quality of care, breadth of experience and expertise in sports science they possess, and that we believe will ensure the long-term wellbeing of our team.”

Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D., President, Rothman Institute. commented: “Rothman Institute is pleased to enter into agreement to be the official team physicians for the Philadelphia 76ers.

“This partnership positions us as one of the first practices in the country providing care for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city.

“Professional sports medicine has a major trickle-down effect. The procedures, research, and technology developed in elite-level sports medicine directly translates to our everyday patients.

“We look forward to delivering that level of care in our offices on a daily basis and anticipate a successful partnership with the Sixers.”

Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System added: “Philadelphia is an elite sports town, and together with our championship orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians, Jefferson Health System is proud to be the 76ers healthcare partner.

“Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, whether your problem is an ankle sprain or a concussion or anything in between, Jefferson is the place where amateurs and professionals get the care and caring they need to get back in the game.”