CLEVELAND — University Hospitals is now the health care partner of the Cleveland Browns and will be for the next ten years.
The partnership was made official on Friday.
“We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership with University Hospitals,” said Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner. “Health and safety are very important issues not only for our players but also for our staff. Our goal is to continually and aggressively look at how we can positively affect our organization. Through this medical partnership, we will further develop innovative and comprehensive programs that enhance athletic performance and wellness.”
Together the Browns and UH plan to develop a transdisciplinary sports medicine team that includes nearly all medical specialties.
UH will also provide urgent care to Browns fans at home games and offer health and wellness programs for the Browns franchise and their families.
“University Hospitals and the Cleveland Browns will redefine sports medicine in ways that will benefit professional and amateur athletes at every level,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of UH. “We are honored to provide an all-inclusive approach to the Cleveland Browns’ organization. Our goal is to provide the Browns with the most innovative comprehensive health care program in the NFL and to support them all the way to a championship.”
Cleveland Clinic, the Browns’ former partner, released a statement that said:
“Cleveland Clinic has been extraordinarily proud to support the Cleveland Browns over the years and to serve as its medical team and hospital provider since 1976.
In this current healthcare environment and historical transformation, Cleveland Clinic is focused on providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable care to our patients. With this, comes a responsibility to be good stewards of our resources and focus those on our employees and patients first.”