Geneva, Ohio – April 5, 2018
Cleveland Clinic and SPIRE Institute have reached an agreement to designate Cleveland Clinic Sports Health as the facility’s official medical provider. The agreement established Cleveland Clinic Sports Health as a full-time presence at SPIRE to provide care to SPIRE’s Academy Athletes, as well as to athletes and teams participating in SPIRE’s national event portfolio.
Ron Clutter, CEO of SPIRE stated, “We are so pleased to have been able to finalize an agreement with the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health team. There is no more advanced or progressive team in sports wellness than the one in place at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. Given the international nature of our business, and the wide range of youth/adult, collegiate, Olympic, Paralympic and professional-level athletes attending SPIRE, it makes perfect sense to have the leader in the medical sports health field as a partner. We feel the growth opportunities related to our partnership are exponential, and look forward to working with the entire Cleveland Clinic team.”
The agreement ensures that Cleveland Clinic’s experience, expertise, resources, doctors and staff will provide state-of-the-art care to student-athletes at SPIRE.
“This partnership is unique because it brings together experts in sports performance, rehabilitation and injury prevention and gives young athletes access to our comprehensive medical team throughout every aspect of their athletic journey,” said Mark Schickendantz, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.
Dominic King, D.O., a sports medicine physician and member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, will serve as the medical director of SPIRE Institute. Dr. King brings an expertise in diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries, coverage of mass participation events, use of cutting edge orthobiologic therapies and a special interest in medical informatics and medical technology.
Cleveland Clinic will also be involved in various other areas within SPIRE, including but not limited to, consultation related to high-level sports performance and sports nutrition, clinical research projects, special projects pertaining to U.S. military veterans programs, and baseline concussion testing.
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.
SPIRE Institute, in Geneva, Ohio, integrates sports and education, training and wellness with a focus on the development of the whole self. It features 750,000 sq. ft. of Olympic grade facilities under roof, acres of outdoor fields and a multi-sport stadium complex. SPIRE and its nationally renowned coaches offer residential high school and post grad academy programs, summer and holiday camps, and weekend training sessions in soccer, track & field, volleyball, swimming and basketball (with more sports to follow). Junior athletes train alongside collegians, professionals, wounded veterans, Olympians, Paralympians and masters level athletes. SPIRE features athletic development programs with SPIRE Performance, mental skills training, sports medicine, nutrition and wellness programs, and a variety of customized high school and collegiate academic options. SPIRE can simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events, in multiple sports, no matter the weather or the season.
For questions or further information please contact SPIRE’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Orloff, at JOrloff@SpireInstitute.org.
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