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Main Line Health To Serve as Official Healthcare Provider of the Philadelphia 76ers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have renewed their partnership with Main Line Health, who will continue to provide medical services to the team under the designation of official healthcare provider.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Main Line Health has served as a sponsor of the 76ers. As part of the organization's sponsorship and role as the official healthcare provider, doctors from all six Main Line Health hospitals will be highlighted throughout the season in a new 'Ask the Doc' feature, which allows fans to submit their health questions to be answered by a Main Line Health physician. These questions and answers will be shared in-arena, on the Sixers website, and during Sixers radio broadcasts on 97.5 FM. In addition, Main Line Health will continue to host "Go Red" night during the Sixers home game on February 1 to raise awareness for women's heart health.

“We are very fortunate to continue our partnership with Main Line Health, not only for the benefit of our players but for our entire staff, as well,” said Sixers president Rod Thorn. “The quality of care, attention and service of their doctors has been exemplary and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them as they address the needs and health of our athletes and employees.”

“We are very excited that the 76ers have, once again, reached out to Main Line Health as their preferred healthcare provider,” said Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health. “We are proud that the team is turning to our expert physicians and hospitals to help meet their healthcare needs as they enter into another exciting season.”

In the event of injury or illness, Main Line Health physicians will provide comprehensive medical care for the Sixers throughout the season. This year’s team doctors will include: Dr. Jack McPhilemy, Medical Director and Team Orthopedist; Dr. David Rubenstein, Team Orthopedist; Dr. Daniel Lazowick, Team Internist; Dr. Domenic Baglivo, Team Dentist; Dr. Michael Grossman, Team Podiatric Surgeon; Dr. Joseph Maguire, Team Ophthalmologist; Dr. Frank McGeehin, Team Cardiologist; Dr. Lee Cohen, Podiatry Consultant.

To learn more about the Philadelphia 76ers team doctors, visit http://www.mainlinehealth.org/76ers_doctors/

For more information, please visit the official team web site SIXERS.com.  

About the Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the elite franchises in the National Basketball Association and have achieved the third most wins in league history, as well as the third most playoff appearances of any team in the NBA along with three World Championships.  Some of the greatest players ever to play the game have appeared in a 76ers uniform. The Philadelphia 76ers are owned by an investor syndicate led by prominent financier Joshua Harris and play home games in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.

For more information, please contact: Michael Preston, Sean McCloskey or Rebecca Timms at 215-339-7666.

About MLH

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and the Home Care Network, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health also consists of four outpatient health centers located in Broomall, Collegeville, Exton and Newtown Square. Main Line Health hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including recognition among Truven Health Analytics’ list of Top 100 Hospitals and top 20% of health systems in the nation, and Magnet®, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

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