Irvine, Calif., June 21, 2017 – Creating a world class professional soccer organization isn’t the only goal of the Orange County Soccer Club: Providing players and coaches with outstanding medical care is also a top priority. To achieve that goal, the Club and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced that Hoag is Orange County Soccer Club’s new exclusive health care provider. The Hoag logo will debut on Orange County SC’s jersey this weekend when they take on Seattle Sounders 2 at 5PM this Saturday at the Orange County Great Park.
Under this agreement, Hoag will provide OC Soccer Club’s coaching staff and players with comprehensive health care services on and off the field. These include pre-season screenings, physical exams, care by Hoag physicians for injuries during games, and medical exams throughout each season. The agreement will also provide unique opportunities for youth soccer clubs and schools to teach kids injury prevention and health education as part of a strategy for living a long, healthy life.
The newly rebranded Orange County SC is putting its stamp on the map of Orange County by reeling in Hoag for one of its cornerstone corporate partners. As Orange County’s only professional soccer team, the Club is actively engaging the business community of Orange County and seeking local partners whose goals and values overlap with those of our club: family, community and competition to be the best.
“Our players and coaches are like family at Orange County Soccer Club, and their health and well-being come first. That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Hoag,” said James Keston, club owner. “Hoag is renowned for its extraordinary health care services and its commitment to the community. We share that commitment and look forward to building our hometown fan base at the Orange County Great Park.”
Robert Braithwaite, Hoag’s president and CEO, said, “Through their discipline, competitive spirit and teamwork, the players and coaches of the Orange County Soccer Club inspire all who are fortunate enough to watch them in action. They represent our community on the athletic field, and all of us at Hoag are honored to be associated with them.”
More information on the Orange County’s only professional soccer team is available at www.oranagecountysoccer.com.
About The Orange County Soccer Club
The Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s Professional Soccer Team. The club was one of 12 founding members of the new United Soccer League (USL) in its inaugural 2011 season. The predecessor club Orange County Blues were the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Champions and have reached the Western Conference semifinals of the USL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons. The club’s brand-new owner, James Keston, is the Chief Investment Officer of LARO Properties, and will actively oversee all operations of the USL club in Orange County. Keston is dedicated to transforming the club into a world-class professional soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players, and youth clubs of Orange County.
About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 29,000 inpatients and 305,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to seven health centers and ten urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2016 - 2017 U.S. News & World Report, and Becker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2016 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received four times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 21 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.
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