October 30, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City Royals and The University of Kansas Hospital announced the partnership extension and renewal for another five years as the official healthcare provider for the team. The official partnership began in 2011.
"We are proud of the work we have done and the confidence the Kansas City Royals have shown us in the past five years. Dayton Moore, Nick Kenney and the management of the club have always made the health and safety of their athletes a number one priority. We are honored they have asked The University of Kansas Hospital to continue to provide medical care, not only to the big league club, but the entire organization," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital. "We look forward to our continued partnership serving the healthcare needs of the Royals community."
"We couldn't be happier with this partnership," said Royals Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations and General Manager Dayton Moore. "We've experienced success on and off the field as this relationship has grown over the years - in no small part to The University of Kansas Hospital's commitment to our players and the rest of the Royals family. The hospital's desire to be a real partner in the medical care field fits our vision for fostering a quality environment in the organization."
Under the agreement, the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital will continue to provide medical care to the team. The specialists at The University of Kansas Hospital will provide comprehensive health care, from preseason screening, in-season orthopedic and medical services, to post season treatment and recovery.
The hospital and the Royals will maintain the Health Awareness Days initiatives at Kauffman Stadium and provide first aid for fans at every home game along with other events held at The K. In addition, various marketing assets of the hospital will remain at the stadium. The Royals will conduct several on-site visits to The University of Kansas Hospital featuring players, alumni, Sluggerrr and front office personnel.
Additionally, both organizations will also join together to expand their mutual support of their charitable endeavors.