Earthquakes announce strategic and medical partnership with Stanford Hospitals & Clinics

Stanford Hospital & Clinics now the official team physicians, commercial partner for the Quakes

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed a partnership with Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Through the partnership, Stanford Hospital & Clinics are now the official team physicians for the Earthquakes, as well as a commercial partner of the Earthquakes. Stanford is also now the title sponsor of the Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge and Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 26.

“We are proud to partner with Stanford Hospital & Clinics for our team’s medical care,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “They have built a great reputation as the top team of physicians in sports medicine, having worked with Stanford University, the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. We are also excited to have them serve as the title sponsor of two of our major initiatives, the Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge and Breast Cancer Awareness Night.”

The Earthquakes’ medical care at Stanford Hospital & Clinics will be led by William J. Maloney, MD, Chair of Department of Orthopaedics. Additionally, the team of physicians will include Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, Gordon Matheson, MD, Tim McAdams, MD and Zackary Vaughn, MD. Dr. Maloney has headed the department since 2004 and he has helped build Stanford into one of the top sports medicine clinics in the world.

“At Stanford Hospital & Clinics, we’re thrilled to be the new team physicians for the San Jose Earthquakes,” said William Maloney, MD, chair of Stanford’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “Our team of sports medicine experts is deeply experienced in treating elite athletes, and we will provide the Earthquakes our renowned multi-disciplinary approach and immediate access to a full range of medical specialists, all in one place. That means faster diagnoses and the ability to quickly implement a treatment plan for the players, helping them stay in the game.”

The commercial partnership is highlighted by Stanford Hospital & Clinics involvement in the Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge and Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The Earthquakes hosted nearly 1,000 runners in the inaugural 5K/10K race last year at the site of the team’s new stadium. This year, the race will start at the Quakes headquarters in Santa Clara and finish at Buck Shaw Stadium on Aug. 18. In addition to the 5K and 10K races, the day will include a 1K kids fun run and post-race celebration inside Buck Shaw Stadium.

The Quakes and Stanford will host Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, Oct. 26 when the Quakes take on FC Dallas in their final regular season home game. The night will feature pink balls, pink towels on the benches and players will don pink wristbands and shoelaces. A silent auction will also be held at the stadium with the proceeds benefitting local breast cancer organizations.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics will have a strong presence at Earthquakes home games as well as during broadcasts, as the partnership features signage and a team health report that will air in stadium as well as on radio broadcasts.

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Stanford Hospital & Clinics, located in Palo Alto, California with multiple facilities throughout the region, is internationally renowned for leading edge and coordinated care in cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, organ transplant, medicine specialties and primary care. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health, alleviate suffering, and translate medical breakthroughs into better ways to deliver patient care. Stanford Hospital & Clinics:  Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. For more information, visit: www.stanfordhospital.org

About San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes posted one of the best seasons in Major League Soccer history in 2012, winning their second Supporters’ Shield while earning a club record 67 points. The team is currently building a new stadium, adjacent to San Jose International Airport, scheduled to open in 2014. Forward Chris Wondolowksi scored a league record-tying 27 goals on his way to earning the Volkswagen MLS MVP. They won the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003, and captured their first Supporters’ Shield in 2005. The team played in San Jose from 1996-2005 before being relocated to Houston. The Earthquakes then returned to MLS as an expansion team in 2008. The club’s non-profit arm, the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, focuses on health and fitness initiatives for underserved youth in the Bay Area. For more information about the Earthquakes, log on to www.sjearthquakes.com.