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Kansas City Royals trainers were named the Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year, an annual designation from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.

Our hospital, which is a partner with the Royals in providing medical support to the team and their athletic trainers, played an important role in the designation, according to Royals head athletic trainer Nick Kenney.

He was recognized by the hospital on Jan. 6 along with our Vincent Key, MD, and Joe Noland, MD, who serve as the primary physicians for the team.

The hospital has been the Royals Official Healthcare provider since January 2011.

Read more about the award.

Kansas City Royals

Major league team gets major league care

The University of Kansas Health System, in partnership with The University of Kansas Physicians, is proud to be the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Royals. Team members and fans alike enjoy major league care at Kauffman Stadium.

The team's primary physician, one of our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, leads a deep bench of physicians. They provide the team with physical assessments at spring training, and on-site care and first aid for players and fans at every Royals home game.

Our health system and the Royals host Health Awareness Days, VIP Patient Days and other events for fans at Kauffman Stadium.

Keeping the Royals in play

Vince Key, MD, is the Royals team physician and an orthopedic surgeon at The University of Kansas Health System. Dr. Key joined the Royals for spring training in Surprise, Arizona, to ensure players remained healthy and injury-free. Read more about the hospital's role during spring training.

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