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Skylands Junior Kings Hockey Team Names Atlantic Health System Its Official Sports Medicine Provider

September 20, 2015

September 2015, Morristown, NJ – The Skylands Junior Kings Hockey Team, a division of the Skylands Kings Hockey Club—a USA Hockey Tier II minor hockey organization—today announced it has named Atlantic Health System as its official sports medicine provider.

Under this agreement, Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in New Jersey, will manage the team’s orthopedic and sports medicine needs, as well as provide other medical services when necessary. The Atlantic Sports Health program, with locations in Morristown and Sparta, offers a wide range of world-class care using a comprehensive approach to injury prevention and treatment.

“We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to ensuring the Skylands Kings Junior Hockey team receives high-quality medical care both on and off the ice,” said Damion A. Martins, MD, director of orthopedics, sports medicine and executive health at Atlantic Health System. “As part of Atlantic Health System’s vision of empowering our communities to be the healthiest in the nation, we look forward to helping the Skylands Kings develop high-quality youth hockey players and reinforcing the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. Having the most comprehensive sports medicine program in the state attracts teams like this to our hospital system.”

"First class programming and a commitment to excellence are the hallmarks of the Skylands Junior Kings, of the NA3EHL. Growth and development comes through our commitment to USA Hockey’s player model, where players, coaches and teams focus on individual skill development, self-discipline, and teamwork,” said Rita Mitchell, General Manager, Skylands Ice World, Home of the Skylands Kings and the Skylands Skating Academy. “From our coaches, administration, medical staff and players, we pride ourselves in being the best player development program in New Jersey. The addition of Atlantic Health System as our official sports medicine provider raises the bar and reinforces our commitment to excellence in all of our programming efforts. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to the enhancement Atlantic Sports Health brings to Skylands Ice World."

About The Skyland Kings Hockey Club

The Skylands Kings are a USA Hockey Tier II Organization. The Kings are proud members of the Atlantic District and the New Jersey Youth Hockey League (NJYHL). The Kings have found success at the team level with many championships in their 8-year tenure including a berth in USA Hockey National Championship, Atlantic District Banners, Bell Capital Cup Banner, Silver Stick Banners, NJYHL Banners, and State Titles. Its players have also found success as Captains of the Varsity hockey squad, scoring titles, Atlantic District Player Development Program, and even participated at the prestigious Quebec PeeWee World Championships.

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 has created 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; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; 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 >