NEW YORK (Oct 23, 2014)—New York City Football Club (FC) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announced a collaboration today making NewYork-Presbyterian a founding sponsor and the official hospital of the club.
NewYork-Presbyterian and New York City Football Club will also collaborate on a host of community and health-related programs.
“We’re thrilled to play a part in helping to bring soccer more firmly into New York City’s sports and recreation scene and helping to ensure the safety of athletes. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and New York City FC share a commitment to giving back, and we know that through this relationship, we will be able to have even more of a positive impact on our collective community,” said Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Columbia Orthopedics will provide team physician services, headed by Christopher Ahmad, MD, chief of sports medicine, and William Levine, MD, orthopedic surgeon-in-chief, both of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
“We look forward to providing top-notch medical care and helping the team succeed both on and off the field,” said Dr. Levine.
Tim Pernetti, chief business officer of New York City Football Club, said, “We are delighted to partner with the outstanding team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and we welcome them to the New York City FC family. Their innovative work and dynamic leadership mean NewYork-Presbyterian is perfectly placed to provide New York City FC with expert care and support for the Club.”
The announcement comes as the club prepares to kick-off its inaugural Major League Soccer season in March, in its first home, Yankee Stadium. The club has already unveiled marquee signings, David Villa and Frank Lampard.
New York City Football Club
On May 21, 2013 City Football Group, which also owns Manchester City Football Club, announced, in partnership with the New York Yankees, the acquisition of Major League Soccer’s (MLS’s) 20th football club. City Football Group is the majority owner of the new club. NYCFC becomes the first MLS club whose home will be located within the five boroughs.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more that 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2013, including close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service.
This article originally appeared on the NewYork-Presbyterian website.