PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME JOINS WORLD-CLASS PARTNERS TO CREATE NEW ENTITY THAT WILL LEAD WAY IN DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES TO IMPACT COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
CANTON, OHIO – Today, after than more two years of planning and development, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that it has formed a new entity, Hall of Fame Health, for the pursuit of opportunities within the healthcare field. One of the foremost concerns for former players are health care issues. Hall of Fame Health seeks to develop services and solutions that will make an impact not only in the health and wellness of former players, but in communities across the country as well.
Sovereign Healthcare, a premier healthcare services company based in Mission Viejo, California, has joined with the Hall of Fame and will lead the efforts of the new entity. Sovereign will provide its team and resources and work closely with Hall of Fame Chief Partnership Officer Pat Lindesmith. Sovereign’s Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hogue will lead the effort as the CEO of Hall of Fame Health. In addition, a healthcare-focused board of directors has been formed.
The broad undertaking of Hall of Fame Health will include healthcare services and benefits, innovative new business ventures, partnering with market leaders in various go-to-market strategies, coordinating game-changing research, and raising funds for those in need of financial assistance or services.
“The Pro Football Hall of Fame stands for excellence and this landmark partnership will be a game-changer in the health care industry,” said Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker. “We are thrilled to work with Jeremy and his team, as he leads Hall of Fame Health and works to build the programs and services that will meet our long-term objectives related to health and wellness.”
The unique offerings envisioned through this effort will change the lives of many of the NFL Legends who helped build this great game. The aspirations of Hall of Fame Health have been clearly defined. The goals include developing strategies and solutions that will lead to all former NFL football players having access to top-tier healthcare providers across the country, as well as access to healthcare coverage. Many of the strategies and programs to be deployed will not only be available for former players, but also to the general public through partnerships around the country. In doing so, Hall of Fame Health will seek to impact the health of communities nationwide.
More specific plans will be announced in the coming months. Currently, Hall of Fame Health is exploring the development of a health benefits plan for NFL retirees and their families, and a pioneering health and performance venture. Both efforts represent partnerships with the foremost companies and clinicians in the industry. In addition, there will be development of programs in Canton, Ohio that build on the relationship the Hall of Fame continues to foster with the Aultman Health Foundation.
“All of us at Sovereign are proud to be joining with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and it is inspiring to see so many Hall of Famers respond to the needs of their former teammates,” Hogue commented. “We look forward to the strategic and organizational work ahead and leading the efforts of many great healthcare providers, companies and entrepreneurs across the country who want to join us and develop some groundbreaking initiatives that will truly make a difference.”
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Rachel Gutting, Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
James Knapp, Director of Marketing and Communications
James.Knapp@SovereignHealthcare.net; 949.706.9900 ext. 250
ABOUT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AAM accreditation is national recognition for the museum’s commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards of museum operation and public service.
Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” that chronicles America’s most popular sport. Fans can also enjoy the Hall of Fame Store at the Hall, and online at www.profootballhof.com/store, for merchandise from all 32 NFL clubs plus the Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the Store support the Hall’s Mission.
Construction on Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a mixed-use development project, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.
ABOUT SOVEREIGN HEALTHCARE
Sovereign Healthcare is a leading healthcare development and management company which operates their businesses in partnership with many of the top health systems, medical groups and independent physicians in the country. Sovereign operates ambulatory surgery centers and physician clinics and participates in numerous other healthcare-related businesses and takes pride in its role as a prominent healthcare strategy firm, advising clients across the spectrum of care. For more information, visit www.sovereignhealthcare.net.
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