World-class Stanford medical staff to provide on-site first aid
and health services support for athletes and fans at premier women’s
STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stanford
Health Care today announced its role as the medical services
provider for the 71st U.S. Women’s Open Championship, set to take place
July 4-10, at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., just south of San Jose.
Scores of sports enthusiasts are expected to attend the event, which is
the most prestigious women’s golf championship in the world.
“Stanford Health Care is honored to be the medical services provider for
the championship,” said Sam Shen, Medical Director for the Stanford
Health Care Emergency Department. “We look forward to being on-site
to care for any medical needs that arise, and to share health and
wellness information with people attending the event.”
Stanford Health Care medical staff will provide first-aid care to all
athletes, spectators, officials and volunteers. In addition, Stanford
Health Care will host a Wellness Pavilion, where people can receive golf
mobility screenings from Stanford University’s athletic trainers,
compete in a putting competition or cool down in a lounge area with
couches and TVs.
“Stanford Health Care is well known throughout the Bay Area and the
country for providing world-class care, and we are thrilled to have them
as our partners for the championship,” said U.S. Women’s Open
Championship Director Brian Flajole.
This is the first time the U.S. Women’s Open will be held in California
in more than 30 years. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who
is a professor at Stanford, serves as honorary chair for the
championship. Single and multiple day tickets are available, and adult
and junior volunteers are still needed to fill a variety of roles during
the championship. For more information, visit www.2016uswomensopen.com.
About Stanford Health Care
Stanford Health Care seeks to heal humanity through science and
compassion, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care,
educate and discover. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation
across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician
offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs.
Stanford Health Care is part of Stanford Medicine, a leading academic
health system that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine,
Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile
Packard Children’s Hospital. Stanford Medicine is renowned for
breakthroughs in treating cancer, heart disease, brain disorders and
surgical and medical conditions. For more information, visit: https://www.stanfordhealthcare.org.
About the U.S. Women’s Open
The U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted
annually by the United States Golf Association (USGA). The 71st U.S.
Women’s Open, set to be held July 4-10, 2016, will bring a field of the
world’s best professional and amateur female golfers to CordeValle. The
championship is open to professional female golfers and amateur females
with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4. FOX Sports will provide live
television coverage, which includes all four rounds of the championship.
Stanford Health Care
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