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Virtua named official orthopaedic provider of the Philadelphia Flyers

Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health care provider, has been named the official orthopaedic provider of the Philadelphia Flyers. In addition to offering orthopaedic services to the team, Virtua will partner with the Flyers on numerous community initiatives promoting fitness, wellness and safety.

"Virtua Health is proud to be associated with the Flyers," said Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO. "Partnering with the team is a great way to continue bringing awareness of healthy living to adults and the youth of the communities we serve."

As part of the sponsorship with Comcast-Spectacor, owner and operator of the Flyers, Virtua physicians will discuss player injuries on Comcast SportsNet. Virtua will sponsor "Injury Updates" during televised Flyers games as well as the Community Teammates program, which honors people who make a difference. Flyers players will make appearances at Virtua facilities.

"We have a wonderful relationship with Virtua Health and are pleased to partner with them on this new initiative," said Peter Luukko, president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor. "Virtua Health offers access to the highest quality orthopaedic care and services."

Virtua and Comcast-Spectacor already have a partnership that includes sponsorship of the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees and the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken. A number of community programs have been held in these locations to promote sports safety.

The Virtua Musculoskeletal Institute provides a complete continuum of advanced resources to keep people healthy, prevent illness and injury, and offers the latest clinical and surgical services, including rehabilitation and physical therapy.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.