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Atlanta Braves and Emory Healthcare announce partnership

The Atlanta Braves and Emory Healthcare have announced a new partnership, which will also name Emory Healthcare as the Official Team Healthcare Provider of the Atlanta Braves.
March 1, 2017

The Atlanta Braves and Emory Healthcare have announced a new partnership, which will also name Emory Healthcare as the Official Team Healthcare Provider of the Atlanta Braves.The deal will provide the Braves organization with comprehensive and seamless state-of-the-art medical care. It includes access to Emory's world-class Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, and

The Atlanta Braves and Emory Healthcare have announced a new partnership, which will also name Emory Healthcare as the Official Team Healthcare Provider of the Atlanta Braves.
The deal will provide the Braves organization with comprehensive and seamless state-of-the-art medical care. It includes access to Emory's world-class Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Spine Center physicians, as well as priority access for all medical needs to Emory's six hospitals, advanced imaging equipment and physicians in more than 70 medical specialties. It will also provide the Braves access to Emory's sports science research and performance measurement expertise at the new Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Brookhaven, which will open this fall.
"We are thrilled to develop this relationship with Emory Healthcare," said John Hart, Braves president, baseball operations. "This agreement is very important to our club and will help us to continue to provide the best possible healthcare to our players and staff."
"Everyone at Emory is very excited to play a role in helping the Braves organization perform at the highest level," said Scott D. Boden, MD, director of Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center. "Today, caring for professional athletes requires seamless integration of all medical needs in addition to musculoskeletal care, and Emory is honored to be trusted with this responsibility for the Braves organization," said Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Emory Healthcare.
As part of the partnership, Emory Healthcare will be opening a new outpatient orthopaedics clinic in Smyrna, Ga., giving Braves players and staff easy access to evaluations, treatment and high-quality imaging.
Emory Sports Medicine physicians who will be providing care for the Braves are: John Xerogeanes, director of Emory Sports Medicine Center, along with physicians Kyle Hammond, Spero Karas, Jonathan Kim, Lee Kneer, Scott Maughon, Ken Mautner, and Jeff Webb. They join the Braves medical staff roster, which includes Head Team Physician Dr. Gary M. Lourie and returning physicians Marvin Royster, Tim Griffith, Jeff Hoadley and Brooks Lide.