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New York Hospital Queens and Met Oval Foundation Announce Association to Provide Assistance to Soccer Players

Cynthia Bacon, (718) 670-2515

Flushing, New York, February 4, 2010-- The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at New York Hospital Queens announces a sports medicine association with the Metropolitan Oval Foundation, administrator of the Met Oval soccer field in Maspeth, Queens. The field is home to the Brooklyn Knights, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and numerous soccer programs for all ages.

The new relationship will enable the hospital’s medical specialists to provide participants in Met Oval programs with information about sports injury prevention and treatment options. For those Met Oval program participants who choose to use the hospital’s services, the orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine specialists will provide care and treatment in the main hospital facility in Flushing, or in an outpatient Center located in Fresh Meadows.

"We chose to be associated with New York Hospital Queens’ orthopedic program for many reasons," said James J. Vogt, President and Founder of The Met Oval Foundation Inc. "The hospital has an excellent reputation for quality care. The proximity to our facility makes their services accessible to those soccer players and Met Oval staff who may choose to go there."

Jeffrey Rosen, M.D., Chairman of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at New York Hospital Queens, is an avid soccer player in addition to being an orthopaedic surgeon. As his children play soccer, he has a first-hand understanding of parental concerns regarding injury prevention and recovery.  “People who engage in sports can be assured that when they need access to orthopaedic care or rehabilitative support, we have specially trained sports medicine doctors that can offer a higher level of care right here in Queens.  And, with us, athletes of all ages and ability can find the newest treatment options not offered elsewhere in the area,” Rosen said.

About New York Hospital Queens
New York Hospital Queens is member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

About Metropolitan Oval Foundation
The Met Oval is the oldest soccer field in continuous use in the United States. The Met Oval dates back to 1925, contemporary with other famous playing fields of its day, like Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds. The Metropolitan Oval Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to youth soccer (U-23 and younger) in New York City.


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