Kaiser Permanente to open sports medicine facility at Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, CA, April 12, 2016 – Kaiser Permanente and the Sacramento Kings today announced they are teaming up to help revitalize downtown Sacramento by opening a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility at Golden 1 Center, with the latest technology, resources and skills to provide comprehensive sports medicine care.
The integrated health care leader has entered into an agreement with the Sacramento Kings for 18,000 square feet of space in the team practice center to build the comprehensive facility, where care will be provided to Kaiser Permanente members, the community and Kings players. By opening this facility in the heart of downtown, Kaiser Permanente and the Kings are working together to continue the development and growth of Sacramento.
“We are proud to be part of the revitalization of downtown Sacramento,” said Sandy Sharon, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Sacramento. “This is the third major investment we’ve announced in this area—all as part of our focus on providing convenient, easy access to care in modern, innovative facilities.”
In December 2014, Kaiser Permanente purchased a six-story, 210,000-square-foot building at 501 J Street which will be used for a medical office building expected to open in 2018. In addition, in July 2015, Kaiser Permanente announced it intends to relocate its medical center on Morse Avenue to 18 acres of land in the historic Sacramento Railyards.
The sports medicine facility at Golden 1 Center will be used to diagnose and treat injuries related to sports or recreational activities. Additionally, the facility will focus on early intervention and the correct athletic performance and training to prevent injury. It will include a 7,000 square foot open gym, onsite imaging, nine physical therapy rooms, and will provide sport-specific rehabilitation with simulated environments for basketball, soccer, football, baseball, golf and running.
“Golden 1 Center has been designed as a place for the fan and now, we’re proud to make it a place to help people heal,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “The world’s best athletes and fans will have access to high quality health care and cutting–edge technology to help them get back on the court or field. “Kaiser Permanente is making a landmark commitment to help Sacramento remain healthy – and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Jason Brayley, chief of sports medicine for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento and team physician to the Sacramento Kings, emphasized that the new facility will help create a healthier community by empowering people to live healthy, active lives.
“Kaiser Permanente stands for total health,” said Dr. Brayley. “We are an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of our members and the communities we serve. Whether you are an elite professional basketball player, a high school student wanting to play at the next level, or just trying to run your first 5k, this will be the place to come to make sure you are performing at your very best.”
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.