Hillcrest Healthcare and Roughnecks Announce Partnership

The Tulsa Roughnecks and Hillcrest HealthCare System recently announced a major partnership between the two organizations. In the agreement, Hillcrest HealthCare System will be the official medical provider of the Roughnecks soccer team as well as the presenting sponsor of the team’s inaugural 2015 season.

“Today is an important day for our new soccer team,” says Roughnecks President Mike Melega. “The commitment given by Hillcrest HealthCare System is big for professional soccer in Tulsa and is a great first step for a successful return to the pro game for our city.”

“Hillcrest HealthCare System is honored to support the Tulsa Roughnecks Football Club as its official medical provider,” says Kevin Gross, Hillcrest HealthCare System president and . “We believe the Roughnecks will continue the exciting revitalization that is happening downtown.”

As part of the agreement, Hillcrest will provide day-to-day medical and training care for the Roughnecks players.

“Hillcrest, Oklahoma Heart Institute and Utica Park Clinic are recognized for their outstanding quality scores and medical outcomes,” says Melega. “We are fortunate to have our team in the hands of such highly-skilled and dedicated health professionals.”

Hillcrest’s role as the presenting sponsor of the 2015 season will encompass many features, including a number of season tickets and a prominent presence within ONEOK Field for all Roughnecks games.

The Roughnecks have begun preseason training under Head Coach David Irving. The club played its first-ever regular season game on Saturday, March 28 by hosting Oklahoma City in downtown Tulsa.

A number of season ticket packages are currently on sale at TulsaRoughnecksFC.com and by calling 918-744-5901. In addition, individual tickets to the first four regular season games and the exhibition game against Saint Louis FC at ONEOK Field are available.

Hillcrest HealthCare System is a comprehensive health system with approximately 5,000 employees that serves the communities of eastern Oklahoma.

“We hope the new Roughnecks will encourage our community to spend more time being physically active,” says Gross. “Whether catching a game at ONEOK Field then walking to enjoy dinner at a restaurant downtown, or kicking around a soccer ball in the backyard, the team will remind our community how much fun it can be to pull ourselves away from the computer, TV or smartphone.”

Hillcrest HealthCare System offers comprehensive primary and specialty care services. With seven acute hospitals, approximately 50 Utica Park Clinics, 15 Oklahoma Heart Institute locations and their new Urgent Care Clinic, located near 91st Street and Mingo Road, their dedicated team of health professionals are right around the corner from soccer fields throughout northeast Oklahoma.

Updated 03-23-2015

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