Earthquakes Announce Sutter Health Doctors as Official Team Physicians
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that a team of Sutter Health doctors will serve as the Quakes’ official team physicians through the 2020 season. Since the start of the 2016 season, Sutter Health has also been the official jersey sponsor of the Earthquakes.
The team of physicians consists of Richard Gayle, M.D., Warren King, M.D., and Kier Ecklund, M.D. providing orthopedic care, with Daniel Ouyang, M.D. , and Scott Matthews, M.D., serving as team’s primary care physicians. These doctors are all aligned with Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
“The health and wellness of our players is of the utmost importance,” said Earthquakes head athletic trainer Ron Shinault. “The Sutter Health doctors supporting us are of the highest quality with extensive experience in sports medicine, and we are grateful to have them as an extension of our team.”
“Our doctors have a long history of teaming up with patients to help them achieve their best health,” said Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., CEO of Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation. “As team physicians for the Quakes, our doctors are ready to deploy their expertise to support these world-class athletes so they may reach their peak performance.”
“For all the people we serve in Northern California, it’s about providing accessibility, support and encouragement,” said Arra Yerganian, chief marketing & branding officer of Sutter Health. “We’re very proud and humbled to expand our partnership with the Quakes, extending that same level of care directly to the sidelines.”
Sutter Health has represented the Quakes as the official jersey partner since January 2016. In addition to the Sutter Health logo adorning all first team and academy gear, including training tops and team travel apparel, the partnership has also seen Sutter Health join forces with the Get Earthquakes Fit program. Encouraging kids to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle, the program grew in the 2016 season to reach 40 schools in the Bay Area.