FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ST. VINCENT SPORTS PERFORMANCE, JONATHAN BYRD’S FIELDHOUSE SIGN UNPRECEDENTED AGREEMENT
SVSP to provide on-site services to athletes at new location in Westfield
WESTFIELD, Ind. (October 27, 2016) – In an unprecedented agreement, St. Vincent Sports Performance (SVSP) will open a new branch in Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse, making it the first sports facility locally to offer on-site sports performance services to all athletes and the general public. SVSP is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.
The new 4,000-square-foot SVSP location, which will be directly connected to Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse at Grand Park, will offer on-site access to the same SVSP strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers and dietitians who work with Olympians and professional athletes.
All athletes competing and training at Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse will be provided real-time athletic injury healthcare from SVSP athletic trainers. Additional athletic training services can be purchased for nominal fees.
“Our goal is to help every athlete perform to their maximum potential and our groundbreaking partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse will expand the number of athletes we are able to train,” SVSP Executive Director Ralph Reiff said. “We also believe all parents, coaches and organizers should have the peace of mind that elite-level athletic trainers are on site every day to take care of any athletic injuries that occur.”
The addition of SVSP solidifies Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse as one of the premier sports facilities in the country. The state-of-the-art 88,000-square-foot facility features eight basketball/volleyball courts and hosts numerous elite-level events each year.
“We are taking the concept of athlete safety, training and development at a local sports facility to the next level, and I don’t know any other sports facility in the United States that is doing something like this,” Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse CEO Andy Card said. “We want to be the best, and we want to be different. Partnering with SVSP allows us to do that.”
SVSP, which has locations on the northwest side of Indianapolis and at Clay Terrace in Carmel, is also set to open another location next year at the new St. Vincent Center adjacent to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
About St. Vincent Sports Performance
St. Vincent Sports Performance has supported and helped develop world-class athletes since 1987. The first and largest hospital-based program of its kind in the United States, St. Vincent Sports Performance employs nearly 100 athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians, certified strength and conditioning specialists, licensed sports psychologists and registered sports dietitians. Together they have trained athletes at every level from middle school, to Olympians, to the NFL and NBA, to Motorsports and NCAA athletes. Learn more at definingsportsperformance.com.
About Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse
Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse at Grand Park is a state-of-the-art 88,000-square-foot facility featuring eight basketball/volleyball courts. A facility like no other, Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse features HD cameras on each court. They also have Bleachers and an in-house restaurant with healthy eating options for athletes and their families. Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse is home to some of the best basketball programs in the state, including Indiana Primetime Basketball, Grand Park Premier AAU and Grand Park Select. The facility provides its own leagues and tournaments called the Indy Youth Basketball League and also hosts major outside tournaments and events. Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse was opened in January 2016 in Westfield, Indiana.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
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