Loyola Inks Deal With MedStar SportsHealth

Sept. 14, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College in Maryland has reached an agreement with Union Memorial Sports Medicine/MedStar SportsHealth, naming the healthcare supplier its official medical provider for the school's 17 intercollegiate athletic programs. MedStar SportsHealth replaces Towson Sports Medicine, Loyola's medical partner for the past 18 years.

"This new deal replaces an outstanding relationship with Towson Sports Medicine," says Loyola Director of Sports Medicine Joe Artuso. "Dr. Kenneth Gertsen, Dr. Frank Catanzariti and Dr. Terri Metcalf McCambridge have supplied us with outstanding service over the years, but the growing demands for a more comprehensive medical setting made this move necessary."

The comprehensive medical coverage supplied by MedStar will include game coverage, weekly clinics on campus and immediate access to Union Memorial's facilities. With seven hospitals, nearly 40 outpatient care facilities, 22,000 employees and over 4,000 physicians, MedStar Health is the Baltimore-Washington region's largest healthcare provider.

Union Memorial Sports Medicine/MedStar SportsHealth also provides physician-assisted team care for local programs such as the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Blast, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins lacrosse, Coppin State and Morgan State and was chosen to serve as medical partner for the Ripken Baseball Academy.

The Maryland-based, not-for-profit healthcare system has put together a strong staff of medical specialists and has invested in the most sophisticated equipment to diagnose, treat and rehab sports injuries, giving Artuso complete faith and trust in the College's decision.

"I'm very happy for our student-athletes," says Artuso. "I know they will provide us with excellent care and I look forward to a long-term relationship with Union Memorial Sports Medicine/MedStar SportsHealth"

Dr. Richard Hinton becomes Loyola's new team physician and will work with Artuso and his athletic training staff year-round. Loyola's partnership with MedStar Health is a one-year renewable contract.