Medical City Healthcare has become an official partner of the NHL’s Dallas Stars.
Under the terms of the new partnership, Medical City Frisco will manage the orthopedic healthcare needs of the Stars players, both on and off the ice. The prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries will be conducted by doctors at the Frisco hospital.
One of them, Dr. William Robertson, a physician on the medical staff at Medical City Frisco, will continue in his role as the Stars’ head team physician. Robertson, a former Ivy League football player at Brown University, has served as head team physician with the Stars since the 2012-2013 NHL season.
In addition, Medical City Healthcare and its 14 North Texas hospitals will serve as a Fitness Stars supporting partner. The Fitness Stars program, which reaches more than 200,000 children in 340 Dallas-Fort Worth schools, teaches the importance of healthy eating and staying active through a hockey-based curriculum.
The program complements the Medical City Children’s Hospital “kids teaching kids” program, which was developed to help children form life-long healthy eating habits.
“This [Stars] partnership further advances our commitment to providing the highest quality medical care to our community,” Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare, said in a prepared statement.