Cavs news: Team announces long-term partnership extension with Cleveland Clinic
On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Clinic officially announced that their partnership has been extended through a new multi-year deal.
Cleveland Clinic has been the Cavs’ official healthcare provider since 1993. This new agreement ensures that the the world-renowned hospital, which was recently ranked as the No. 2 in the country by U.S. News and World Report, will continue to provide high quality healthcare and medical services for all Cavaliers players, their families, team employees, and fans.
According to a report from clevelandclinic.org, the new partnership will also include an extension of the naming rights to Cleveland Clinic Courts, the Cavs’ training facility in Independence, Ohio.
“The Cavaliers’ longtime relationship with Cleveland Clinic has thrived for over 20 years because of our shared values to perform and deliver at the very highest level and a mutual commitment to serve our Northeast Ohio community,” said Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO Len Komoroski. “Cleveland Clinic is the global leader in healthcare, a tremendous community asset, and plays an essential role in our organization. They live near the center of our identity platform and how we approach operating our team, which makes our relationship much more than just a partnership. We are fortunate to have them by our side, and are proud to carry the Cleveland Clinic name in such close association with our brand.”
Dr. Richard Parker, the Cavs’ team physician and president of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, stated that the renewed partnership “reflects both of our organizations’ continued commitment to Northeast Ohio.”
“Advances in sports medicine have changed the game for professional athletes around the world. Student athletes and active adults have benefited from these advances, as well,” Dr. Parker said. “It has been exciting to see how much relationships like the one we have with the Cavs have evolved over the years. The renewal of this partnership reflects both of our organizations’ continued commitment to Northeast Ohio, with a shared focus on fitness and health.”
Newly appointed general manager Koby Altman says the Cavs’ partnership with Cleveland Clinic puts his players in the best position possible to perform at their highest level.
“The scope and importance of our partnership with Cleveland Clinic in terms of having access to the very top doctors in the field of sports medicine and the innovation in healthcare they can offer our team at Cleveland Clinic Courts is invaluable,” Altman said. “The world-class healthcare that Dr. Parker and all the outstanding doctors provide our team is second to none, and puts our players in the best position possible to perform at the highest level throughout the rigors of the entire NBA season.”
Over the years, members of the Cavaliers organization have made countless visits to patients at Cleveland Clinic’s Northeast Ohio area locations. Now, with a new long-term deal in place, it seems that heartwarming tradition will live on.