MGH Sports Medicine Center opens
On Oct. 30, the hospital and the Department of Orthopædics
launched the new MGH
Sports Medicine Center on the fourth floor of 175 Cambridge St. The
center will provide expert medical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation
of sports-related and musculoskeletal injuries for professional, amateur
and recreational athletes and patients who have shoulder, knee, ankle
and elbow disorders. Under the leadership of Bertram Zarins, MD, chief
of Sports Medicine, and Thomas Gill, MD, medical director of Sports Medicine,
the center is comprised of an expert team of orthopædic surgeons,
nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, primary care physicians,
sports medicine fellows, radiologists and radiology technologists.
From left, Zachazewski, Art Boland, MD,
chief of orthopædic surgery at Harvard University Medical Services,
Zarins, Rubash, Gill, Peter Asnis, MD, orthoædic surgeon at the
MGH Sports Medicine Center, and Gaynor
The new facility features 18,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art
equipment dedicated to the special requirements of patients with sports
injuries. The center provides athletes of all calibers access to the combined
strengths and resources of the entire Partners HealthCare system, enabling
them to obtain the finest multispecialty and multidisciplinary sports
medicine service available in the United States. Center doctors also are
team physicians for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins
and the New England Revolution.
"The new sports center consolidates in one location our extensive
medical specialists who treat sports-related injuries," says Harry
Rubash, MD, chief of Orthopædic Surgery. The new MGH Sports Medicine
Center was established under the collective expertise of Zarins, Gill
and Rubash; Jim Zachazewski, PT, DPT, clinical director of Sports Medicine;
Ann Prestipino, senior vice president for Surgical and Anesthesia Services
and Clinical Business Development; David Gaynor, executive director of
Orthopædic Surgery; and the MGH Planning Office staff.
"I thank and congratulate these individuals for the time and effort
they have put into planning this wonderful new center," says Peter
L. Slavin, MGH president. "The collective expertise of all these
key people has created a center that will provide world-class care and
service to our sports medicine patients for years to come."
An open house will be held Feb.1 from 5 to 7 pm at the new MGH Sports
Medicine Center. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the clinicians,
tour the facility and enjoy refreshments and giveaways. For more information
about the sports center, call (617) 726-7500.