New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, the official medical provider for the United States Tennis Association and the US Open, is the official sponsor of Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the largest single-day tennis and entertainment event in the world, featuring international pop music stars and outstanding tennis players, including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
The event on Saturday, August 24 commemorates Arthur Ashe, known for furthering social causes and as the only African American ever to win the men’s singles titles at Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open. Mount Sinai has distributed more than 100 free tickets to children through organizations including The Children’s Aid Society and its East Harlem Center.
Mount Sinai doctors will be on hand as Mount Sinai promotes the health benefits of tennis and distributes information and tools from an information booth that will be open Saturday, and throughout the US Open from August 26 through September 9.
“We are proud to partner with the USTA, both during Arthur Ashe Kids Day and throughout the entire US Open, to help tennis professionals and enthusiasts to perform at their best,” said Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics and Chief Medical Officer of the USTA and US Open.
As the exclusive medical services provider for the USTA, Mount Sinai’s team of medical experts provides on-site clinical care for tennis professionals competing in the US Open, develops policies around injury prevention, and conducts educational outreach to promote the health benefits of the sport. In addition, Mount Sinai is the official medical provider of USTA Eastern, which has 50,000 members in New York, northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut. Each month, USTA Eastern will feature Mount Sinai Health Beat, an online feature covering tennis-related health and wellness issues.
Dr. Colvin and other Mount Sinai doctors will make live appearances at “The Mount Sinai Health Desk at the US Open” for videotaped interviews at noon daily from August 26-30 outdoors at the East Gate. The videos, on topics including injury prevention and treatment, will be posted nightly at http://www.usopen.org/en_US/interactive/video/index.html. Mount Sinai will also provide educational information about tennis and health on its website mountsinai.org.
The Mount Sinai Health Hub at the US Open
Visit the Mount Sinai booth on the East Plaza, directly across from the entrance to the Louis Armstrong Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mount Sinai volunteers will provide free sunscreen and UV Sun Detector Wristbands, which tell users when to re-apply sunscreen – or when to get out of the sun. Visitors will also be invited to participate in a sunscreen usage survey – results of which will be posted online at http://www.usopen.org/en_US/interactive/video/index.html.
To help US Open visitors to locate primary care physicians and specialists who work for Mount Sinai, visitors will be able to download the “Find A Doctor” app, available at http://www.mountsinai.org/usopen The booth will be staffed during Tournament hours.
About the USTA
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 760,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Federation Cup, Olympic and Paralympics Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page facebook.com/usta or follow @usta on Twitter.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States, and is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.
For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/. Find Mount Sinai on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mountsinainyc), Twitter (@mountsinainyc) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/mountsinainy).
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For more information contact:
Chris Widmaier, USTA Communications, 914-696-7284, Widmaier(at)usta(dot)com
Mount Sinai Press Office, 212-241-9200, newsmedia(at)mssm(dot)edu
Eric Katzman, TASC agency for Mount Sinai’s Department of Orthopaedics, 646-723-4344, eric(at)thetascgroup(dot)com