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Stars, Medical City Healthcare announce partnership

With the new partnership, Medical City Frisco will manage the healthcare needs of Stars players both on and off the ice

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / Press Releases

Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites announced today that Medical City Healthcare is now an official partner of the Dallas Stars.

With the new partnership, Medical City Frisco will manage the healthcare needs of Dallas Stars players both on and off the ice. The prevention, evaluation and treatment of injuries will be conducted by the world-class team of doctors assembled at Medical City Frisco.

"Medical City Frisco provides the highest level of medical care available for our hockey team," Lites said. "The experience that the facility provides, along with its proximity to our executive offices and official training facility at Dr Pepper StarCenter Frisco, make it an ideal partner for us."

Dr. William Robertson, an Orthopedic Surgeon at TMI Sports Medicine and lead sports medicine physician at Medical City Frisco / Plano, will continue in his role as the Stars' head team physician, which he has held since the 2012-13 NHL season.

"Dr. Robertson has earned the trust and confidence of the Stars medical staff through his tireless commitment to our athletes. We are excited to continue working alongside a doctor of his caliber," added Lites.

Robertson formerly served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at UT Southwestern. A former Ivy League football player at Brown University, Dr. Robertson performed his training at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served on the medical staffs of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins.

Medical City Healthcare and its 14 North Texas hospitals will now serve as a Fitness Stars supporting partner beginning this season. The Fitness Stars program, which reaches 205,000 children in 340 schools across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, teaches the importance of healthy eating and staying active through hockey-based curriculum. 

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