Continuing to provide world-class care for athletes while supporting the mission of the league to advance professional women’s hockey, NYU Langone Health returns as the “Official Hospital of the NWHL” for the 2019-20 season.
“The support and medical coverage of NYU Langone Health is instrumental in the continued growth of the NWHL,” said league founder and commissioner Dani Rylan. “We are deeply appreciative of their partnership and their work for the betterment of the health and safety of NWHL players. As our partnership continues this season, we will collaborate with NYU Langone on more ways to promote health and wellness at all levels of hockey.”
As part of the NWHL’s agreement with the NWHL Players’ Association, players under contract for the upcoming 2019-20 season will receive a 50 percent of split revenue from all league-level sponsorship and media deals. Revenue from the partnership agreement with NYU Langone will be distributed to all NWHL players, resulting in additional compensation for players beyond their salary.
NYU Langone and the NWHL will jointly promote health and wellness in girls’ youth ice hockey through educational programs, advancement of research, and improved safety.
The multidisciplinary team of sports health specialists at NYU Langone’s Hockey Center provides expert care for recreational and professional athletes, including preseason evaluations to help prevent injury, treating any injury that happens on the ice, and providing rehabilitation and additional training to aid in recovery and improve performance.
Preseason physicals are overseen by Andrew Feldman, MD, co-director of the Hockey Center and medical director for the NWHL, Guillem Gonzales-Lomas, MD, head team physician for the Metropolitan Riveters; additional medical support will be provided by the entire Sports Health team at NYU Langone.
“We’re proud to continue to support professional women’s hockey for another NWHL season,” says Laith Jazrawi, MD, professor of Orthopedic Surgery and chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at NYU Langone. “This partnership underlines our Sports Health team’s continued dedication to providing specialized and comprehensive care to all athletes.”
NYU Langone is ranked #5 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Hospitals for Adult Orthopedics.” The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone is one of the largest and most accomplished orthopedic programs in the country, recognized both nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in orthopedic clinical care, education, research, and quality.
NYU Langone’s nationally-ranked orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine and neurology departments have also combined to form a multidisciplinary Concussion Center in order to provide expert diagnosis and treatment to children and adults with concussions and other head injuries. NYU Langone’s Concussion Center will collaborate with the NWHL to provide care as needed and develop research projects and head injury protocols.
More information about NYU Langone Health is available at nyulangone.org.