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Atlantic Sports Health Selected as United States-Based Sports Medicine Provider for London Irish Rugby Football Club

March 15, 2016, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Sports Health, recognized by the Atlantic and Optimus Accountable Care Organizations as a designated Sports Medicine Center of Excellence, today announced it was selected to provide medical care to the London Irish Rugby Football Club as they practiced at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and compete at Red Bull Stadium in Harrison this past week.

Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in New Jersey, will manage the team’s sports medicine needs, as well as provide other medical services as necessary.

“The London Irish Rugby Football Club choose Atlantic Sports Health as our United States-based healthcare provider due to their demonstrated, high-quality results on behalf of other professional sports teams,” said Brian O’Leary, medical director for the London-based London Irish team. “Knowing the medical staff at Atlantic Sports Health successfully provided expert medical care to the New York Jets allowed me to relax, safe in the knowledge that London Irish players were in great hands.”

“Atlantic Sports Health is proud to have been chosen over a number of other sports medicine programs in the tri-state area,” said Damion Martins, MD, Director of Atlantic Sports Health. “We have already demonstrated expertise in treating injuries from a host of other sports—including through our partnership with the New York Jets and New Jersey Devils, and wanted to provide this same level of service to the London Irish, especially as the sport of rugby continues to gain traction in the United States.”

Atlantic Health System owns and operates a hospital system, including four acute care hospitals and related health care facilities staffed by physicians and other medical professionals that provide emergency room, inpatient, outpatient, physical therapy and other medical services, including sports medicine services.

About The London Irish Rugby Football Club
Founded in 1898, London Irish Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union club originally based in Sunbury, Surrey, where the senior squad train, the youth teams and senior academy play home games, and the club maintain their administrative offices. The club competes in the top division of English rugby union, the Aviva Premiership. The club also compete in the Anglo-Welsh Cup as well as one of the two Europe-wide club competitions—the European Champions Cup or European Challenge Cup, depending on their performance in the previous season. The club will continue to play their home games at the Madejski Stadium in Reading, Berkshire until 2026.

About Atlantic Sports Health
Atlantic Sports Health is New Jersey’s leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, and offers a wide range of world-class care using a comprehensive approach to injury prevention and treatment. Beginners, amateurs, and advanced or professional athletes receive the same attention to detail and expert care from our talented team of clinicians, nurses and physician assistants. Services include sports performance physicals, which are all-inclusive exams, utilizing electrocardiograph (EKG) testing, lab work, imaging and evaluation of muscular balances to develop a complete health and training history. Atlantic Sports Health has highly-trained and experienced physicians, who are experts at diagnosing and treating orthopedic and sports medicine problems. Atlantic Sports Health serves as the flagship Clinical Sports Performance site for Cybex and the Cybex Research Institute, is the official health care partner of the New York Jets, and an official health provider of the New Jersey Devils. Learn more about Atlantic Sports Health >

About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System is creating a Trusted Network of Caring™.  Our promise to our communities is that anyone who enters our system will receive the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,599 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; is part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners. Learn more about our Trusted Network of Caring™ at Atlantic Health System >

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  • Elaine Andrecovich
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  • Atlantic Health System
  • P.O. Box 1905
  • Morristown, NJ 07962-1905
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