Last week, Legacy Sports USA and Oak View Group (OVG) Facilities, managers and operators of the new $280 million multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex in southeast Mesa, announced Phoenix Children’s is a Founding Partner and the Official Healthcare Provider of Bell Bank Park.
As part of the multi-year agreement, the health system will open a new 3,915 square-foot clinic offering sports medicine and urgent care at the park. Phoenix Children’s – Bell Bank Park will serve young athletes injured on the field or court as well as children and adolescents throughout the community.
“Phoenix Children’s is proud to be a founding partner and official medical provider to Bell Bank Park,” said Robert L. Meyer, president and CEO, Phoenix Children’s. “As our community grows, so does Phoenix Children’s, and providing sports medicine and urgent care at Bell Bank Park is an extension of our mission to serve all children throughout the region.”
Phoenix Children’s – Bell Bank Park is expected to open in mid-2022. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the clinic will offer sports medicine diagnostic services to address the full gamut of sports injuries, from concussions and fractures to meniscal tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.
On evenings and weekends, Phoenix Children’s – Bell Bank Park will provide comprehensive urgent care services for minor medical conditions. Infants, children and teens – including athletes at Bell Bank Park who need medical attention – can access urgent care from 5 to 11 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
And during sporting events at Bell Bank Park, Phoenix Children’s physicians will provide on-call support for athletic trainers on the field or court who need guidance on appropriate care of injured athletes.
“Kids and teens have different needs, medically and developmentally, than adults, and they deserve care that’s right-sized for them,” said Dr. Jeffrey Vaughn, orthopedic surgeon at Phoenix Children’s. “This clinic will be staffed by doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other health care professionals who have special training in caring for children and adolescents.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Children’s as a Founding Partner at Bell Bank Park,” said Brett Miller, President, Bell Bank Park. “Our missions are aligned in creating unbelievable experiences for the community and family. With the number of athletes training here daily, we’re fortunate that Phoenix Children’s will be opening a treatment center here to help our athletes return to competition and provide best practices for staying in shape and nourishment.”
“Phoenix Children’s is consistently recognized as best-in-class and will be instrumental in providing exceptional medical care for our guests, as well as community members of the southeast valley.” said Peter Luukko, co-chair, Oak View Group Facilities. “Our ability to partner together to provide high quality medical care with Phoenix Children’s furthers our mission in establishing Bell Bank Park as a full-service, world-class facility.”
The community partnership between Phoenix Children’s and Legacy Sports USA at Bell Bank Park will evolve over time. Phoenix Children’s staff are already developing a variety of community outreach and education initiatives to support healthy, active living along with fundraising opportunities in conjunction with Legacy Cares, including teaming up to build a Miracle Field later this year.
The partnership was brokered by Legacy Sports USA and OVG Global Partnerships. To learn more about Phoenix Children’s – Bell Bank Park, click here.