OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's leading health care organizations, will serve as the Official Medical Services Partner and Health Care Partner for the events being held in San Francisco during the 34th America's Cup. Kaiser Permanente physicians, nurses and staff will enhance the existing emergency response and first aid capabilities on-site by providing high quality health care for spectators, athletes and team members during the America's Cup events.
"Kaiser Permanente is among the most respected and trusted names in health care, and we are proud to have this important partnership with an organization that is widely recognized for its innovation in delivering high-quality health care," said Stephen Barclay, CEO of the 34th America's Cup.
"Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our more than 9 million members and the communities we serve, and we are proud to provide our medical expertise and support to America's Cup," said Bernard J. Tyson, president and chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente. "Additionally, the America's Cup organizers share Kaiser Permanente's commitment to carbon reduction and healthy communities, and we look forward to working with them on important sustainability initiatives in California."
"Through our integrated and technologically advanced model of care delivery, our physicians, nurses and staff work together to consistently deliver high-quality health care, and we will bring that same level of clinical expertise to the America's Cup in San Francisco," said Robert Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group.
The 2012-2013 racing season for the America's Cup World Series starts Aug. 21, 2012, in San Francisco ― the first time America's Cup teams will race on San Francisco Bay. Admission to the America's Cup Village on Marina Green will be free to the public and open from Aug. 21-26.
About the America's Cup
One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America's Cup was first raced in 1851, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing competition its name.
The next Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup Challenger Series (July-August 2013) and America's Cup Match (September 2013) will be held for the first time in San Francisco Bay, a natural sailing arena where more than one million spectators are expected.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.
SOURCE Kaiser Permanente