Emory Healthcare becomes official health care provider of College Park Skyhawks

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Nov. 6, 2019

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Jill Wu
Emory University
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Alli Ehrhardt
College Park Skyhawks
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Skyhawks players Charlie Brown, Jr., and Brandon Goodwin

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ATLANTA – The College Park Skyhawks, the new NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, have named Emory Healthcare as the official team health care provider.

The new partnership provides the College Park Skyhawks with comprehensive and seamless medical care, including access to physicians and athletic trainers at the Emory Sports Medicine Center and within the Emory Healthcare network. Emory sports medicine physicians have extensive experience providing evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries for athletes of all ages, at all levels, in all sports.

“Continuing our partnership with Emory ensures that our new G League team, the College Park Skyhawks, and our players will have the best preventative and post-injury care available,” says Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “We’re excited to have Emory play such a large role in our inaugural season.”

In 2018, Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Hawks solidified their long-term partnership by developing a 90,000-square-foot complex in Brookhaven that integrated the Hawks' front office and practice facility with Emory's entire sports medicine division. The state-of-the-art facility was the first NBA training site that is co-located by a sports medicine center that offers players immediate treatment.

“Our alliance with the Atlanta Hawks has continued to strengthen over the years," says Scott D. Boden, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics in Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center. "Whether it is injury prevention or innovative treatments, our expert sports medicine team is dedicated to helping the College Park Skyhawks athletes stay active, heal and return to their games in a safe, efficient way.”

Emory Healthcare provides advanced sports medicine care throughout Atlanta. Physicians at Emory Healthcare also serve as the official team health care providers for the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Dream, as well as Georgia Tech and several other college and high school athletic associations.



About the Emory Sports Medicine Center

The Emory Sports Medicine Center, a division of Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, comprises 14 sports medicine physicians throughout the Metro Atlanta area and is supported by athletic trainers and therapists helping to care for the greatest number of professional, elite and collegiate athletes in Georgia, including the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Dream. In addition to caring for athletes, the Emory Sports Medicine Center is a leader in research into prevention, treatment and recovery from athletic injuries

About the College Park Skyhawks

Home to the world’s most traveled airport in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Georgia’s newest convention center, the Georgia International Convention Center, the city of College Park is the new home of the Atlanta Hawks’ NBA G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks. Set to begin play for the 2019-20 season in November, the Skyhawks will host games at the new Gateway Center @ College Park, a 3500-seat multipurpose sports and entertainment venue, that will be the premier event facility in south Atlanta. Owned and operated by the Atlanta Hawks, the Skyhawks ownership team also includes Grammy Award-winning recording artist, hip-hop superstar and College Park native 2 Chainz. Season-Ticket Memberships are on-sale now! Founding Members will experience exclusive benefits, such VIP Member Events, discounts on Skyhawks merchandise, and a personal contact in the front office.