University of Utah Health to Provide Care to USOC Speed Skating Athletes at Newly-Opened High Performance Center

University of Utah Health to Provide Care to USOC Speed Skating Athletes at Newly-Opened High Performance Center

Apr 4, 2017 12:29 PM

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has officially opened the doors to its High Performance Center at the Utah Olympic Oval. The new facility will provide support for elite athletes training at the oval, while exploring various research topics. As a member of its National Medical Network (NMN), University of Utah Health will provide comprehensive care to Olympic athletes at this specialized center.

During the High Performance Center opening reception, Bill Moreau, USOC managing director of sports medicine, stated, “When it comes to winning Olympic medals, the entire world has us in their sights. The rest of the world doesn’t see what it takes to make it to the podium, but our National Medical Network partners do. It takes partners like U of U Health to help our athletes to become champions.”

Christopher Gee, MD will manage the expansion of health care services to speed skating athletes and beyond. “University of Utah Health is thrilled to be part of the USOC’s National Medical Network, and to provide care to help these athletes perform at their highest levels,” Gee stated. “We are able to come together as as team of physicians, physical therapists and dieticians to consult with these athletes as needed to not only prevent illness and injuries, but to keep them strong and in peak condition. It’s an amazing opportunity to play such a vital role in Utah’s ongoing Olympic legacy.”

The NMN provides medical care to America’s elite athletes through partnerships with top-tier medical providers with proven expertise in sports medicine. Providers who are invited to join the NMN must have a strong history within the following areas to qualify: multidisciplinary care, sporting event coverage, offer screening, prevention and performance services, and participation in research and education.

University of Utah Health is one of three National Medical Centers in the National Medical Network, along with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY and the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO.

University of Utah Health specializes in orthopedic medicine, physical medicine, primary care, dentistry, psychiatry, ophthalmology and neurosurgery for elite U.S. athletes.

 

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