South San Francisco, CA January 26, 2016 Submitted by Joe Fragola, Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente, the internationally recognized integrated health care system headquartered in the Bay Area, is proud to be selected as the official Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Medical Team, providing medical care, expertise and health information for up to one million visitors at Super Bowl City and other community events leading up to the game.
“Our role as the official medical team highlights the trust the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has placed in Kaiser Permanente and in the expertise of our physicians,” said Robert Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group. “As a national leader in quality, we are honored to offer our medical expertise and services to the million-plus visitors expected at this major international event. Our motto is to treat every patient as we would want for our families and friends, and we look forward to extending that commitment to all of the guests who will be here for the events.”
As the official Medical Team, Kaiser Permanente physicians will provide medical assistance to the attendees at “Super Bowl City,” a free, nine day event along the San Francisco waterfront. Kaiser Permanente will also be the medical provider at the “Super Community Celebration” event at Santa Clara University and at the NFL Experience at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Nearly three dozen Kaiser Permanente physicians and medical staff will be on-site at the various locations.
“Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to the health and well-being of our members and the community,” said Gregory A. Adams, Kaiser Permanente executive vice president, group president and regional president of Northern California. “That’s why it is important to us to be selected as the official Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Medical Team. Many of the visitors to Super Bowl City and other venues are our members and we want to be there to take care of them, as well as the hundreds of thousands of other people that will be attending.”
The Kaiser Permanente medical team includes 24 emergency and sports medicine physicians and 10 licensed vocational nurses, all under the direction of Hernando Garzon, MD, an emergency medicine physician who is director of emergency management for Kaiser Permanente.
“We have a wealth of experience providing medical care at events like this,” said Garzon. “We’ll draw on all of that background and experience to care for the public during the Super Bowl community events.”
As part of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to community health, the organization’s presence at Super Bowl City will also include a pavilion of interactive health experiences and demonstrations by sports medicine physicians and other health experts to educate and inspire visitors to live a healthy life style, including information about healthy eating and safe exercise techniques.
The #My2MinuteDrill presented by Kaiser Permanente Fan Experience at Super Bowl City encourages people to take charge of their own health goals by participating in a series of interactive and educational #My2MinuteDrill activities that can be made into part of their daily lives.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
About the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee
Working in partnership with Bay Area public officials and the NFL, the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee is responsible for Super Bowl 50 and its celebration elements, including the Super Bowl Village, public exhibits and planning of game day logistics. The Host Committee seeks to make Super Bowl 50 the most giving ever, and is investing in Bay Area community initiatives and high-performing nonprofits through the 50 Fund, its signature philanthropic fund. To be hosted in the state-of-the-art Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara in 2016, Super Bowl 50 will be celebrated through a series of events that showcase all the Bay Area has to offer. For more information, visit www.sfbaysuperbowl.com