February 19, 2020
Methodist Healthcare Continues as Official Healthcare Partner of the Spurs and SAFC
San Antonio — Methodist Healthcare announced today the renewal of their strategic partnership with Spurs Sports & Entertainment. Methodist Healthcare, the largest and most preferred health care provider in the region, continues is relationship with the teams as the Official Healthcare Partner of the San Antonio Spurs and other SS&E franchises. The partnership covers the remainder of the current Spurs season, as well as the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
The comprehensive partnership with Methodist Healthcare will include activations with the NBA’s Spurs and San Antonio FC (USL).
“The renewal of our successful partnership has given us the opportunity to broaden our reach with our message of health and wellness,” said Allen Harrison, Methodist Healthcare CEO. “It truly continues to be a team effort as we work together to create a lasting legacy of health for our community. We’ve seen so many positive experiences created for our patients as a result of this partnership, and we are proud to work with leaders and athletes that desire to use their platform to create a healthier community.”
The agreement also features a new community partnership initiative to promote organ donation and encourage Spurs fans to become registered organ donors. The initiative will feature Methodist Healthcare’s community ambassadors, Sean and Claudia Elliott, who will help inspire the community to join this cause. Elliott, a Spurs legend and current broadcaster, is a kidney transplant recipient and recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his successful transplant at Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant with his brother Noel, who was his donor.
“Part of the beauty of continuing this partnership is evolving it to create an even bigger impact, and I’m excited to see our organizations advance these initiatives together,” said Harrison.
Another new partnership initiative is an on-court feature during Spurs home games to recognize members of the Methodist care team who embody the “Care Like Family” spirit for patients being treated at one of Methodist’s nine acute-care hospitals throughout South Texas.
Through this partnership, Spurs Sports & Entertainment will continue to have access to Methodist Healthcare’s team of experts, nutritionists, physicians and first-class facilities in order to help address injury prevention, physical rehabilitation and provide the very best care for players, coaches and staff.
“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Methodist Healthcare, a leader in medicine and innovative healthcare,” said RC Buford, CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “Together we share a parallel vision and passion for helping our vibrant community become more active and engaged.”
“Community partnerships are a priority for us,” Harrison said. “When we can combine our resources and expertise with the power of the Spurs franchises, we create a synergy that means a healthier San Antonio.”
Methodist Healthcare System is the largest and most preferred health system in South Texas. With more than 11,000 employees and 26 facilities, including nine hospitals, and physicians and specialists spanning orthopedics, cardiology, pediatrics, primary care, neurology, oncology and transplant, Methodist Healthcare serves more than 80,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Additionally, more than 11,000 future Spurs fans are born each year at a Methodist hospital.
About Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio
Methodist Healthcare – San Antonio is the largest provider of health care in South and Central Texas with 26 facilities, including nine hospitals and four free-standing emergency departments, serving over 608,000 inpatients and outpatients annually. The Methodist Healthcare team is comprised of more than 11,000, making Methodist Healthcare the second largest private employer in San Antonio. The Texas Quality Foundation selected Methodist Healthcare to receive the 2014 Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Methodist Healthcare is the first and only health care system in South Texas to receive this award, which requires an organization to demonstrate its commitment to the highest quality standards. With more than 2,700 credentialed physicians, Methodist Healthcare provides the largest array of medical services in the region, including neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, oncology and women’s services. Visit www.SAHealth.com to learn more.