March 25, 2013
The Overland Park Soccer Complex, ranked No. 1 in the nation by Livability.com, is one of the region’s busiest sports fields. The 12 regulation-size, tournament-quality lighted fields cover 96 acres in Overland Park and attract hundreds of thousands of athletes striving to be at the top of their game. So the new partnership with Johnson County’s premier healthcare leaders—Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Midwest Physicians—and the Overland Park Soccer Complex is a natural fit.
The sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and orthopedic specialists of Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Midwest Physicians help keep thousands of active kids and adults healthy in Johnson County. With the expertise of a strong physician network and award-winning hospitals with advanced technology and high-quality, compassionate care, Menorah, Overland Park Regional and Midwest Physicians make the partnership with the Overland Park Soccer Complex a win-win for parents, coaches, athletes and the medical professionals who will attend tournaments and provide information on safe play through education and other programs throughout the year.
Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System—Kansas City’s largest healthcare network and private sector employer—are committed to the community’s health and well-being. And now, during 2013 through 2016, the hospitals, along with Midwest Physicians extend their dedication to the vibrant playing fields of the Overland Park Soccer Complex.
“We consider our partnership with the City of Overland Park and its world-class soccer complex as a privilege and the right thing to do,” says Steve Wilkinson, president and chief executive officer of Menorah Medical Center. “It aligns with our mission of providing high-quality healthcare to the community.”
Damond Boatwright, president and chief executive officer of Overland Park Medical Center, notes the education component of the sponsorship as a benefit to anyone who has a child playing soccer, coaches working with the athletes and the athletes themselves. “Concussion management is part of the national conversation and as a leader in concussion management, we’re pleased to be at the forefront in the Kansas City area of educating parents, coaches and athletes about safe play,” he says.
“As the largest physician network in the region, we are proud to be an active part of this world-class organization that touches so many kids and their families,” says Loren Meyer, MD, president of Midwest Physicians. “We look forward to serving the Overland Park Soccer Complex community this season and in the future. It’s a vital link to our relationship with the community.”
“Overland Park is a nationally recognized city due, in part, to our many outstanding public amenities and also because of the tremendous healthcare systems that are in place,” says Mayor Carl Gerlach. “Our partnership with Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Midwest Physicians further demonstrates our commitment to providing safe, healthy and fun activities for kids and adults.”