Aug 10, 2011 at 03:10 PM
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The PGA of America Now Has An Official Hospital

The PGA of America announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been named the Official Hospital of The PGA of America. HSS will partner with The PGA on future health and wellness initiatives, including sponsorship of the Let's Move On Course! program at the 93rd PGA Championship in Atlanta this weekend. Terms of the deal were not released.

With this partnership, HSS will become the Official Hospital for The PGA's marquee events, including the PGA Championship, 2012 Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship and co-presenting sponsor of the PGA Winter Championships. HSS will also partner with the PGA on the Let's Move On Course! program to distribute 25,000 branded pedometers to spectators on-site. Let's Move On Course! encourages golf fans to walk the course, enjoy the health benefits it provides and keep track of their steps.

"The PGA of America and its member professionals could not be in better hands than with Hospital for Special Surgery," said PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Joe Steranka. "There is a reason HSS has upheld a lofty perch among the nation's top medical institutions. It comes from a commitment to excellence in sports medicine and healthcare. We are fortunate to have HSS as a partner to support our industry's efforts to proclaim the health and wellness benefits of exercise through golf."

"We are extremely excited about our relationship with The PGA of America," said Louis A. Shapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery. "This sponsorship, including the Let's Move On Course! program and initiatives with PGA of America members, allows us to highlight the shared commitment between our hospital and the PGA to advance the benefits of staying active through a healthy lifestyle."