Twisters Partner With Univerisity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

by NGL Personnel

LITTLE ROCK, AR- The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and the Arkansas Twisters have entered into a new medical partnership that designates the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as the Official Team Healthcare Provider of the Arkansas Twisters.

As the state’s largest employer, UAMS physicians in sports medicine have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with sports teams and athletes throughout Arkansas and the region. The partnership provides both the Twisters and UAMS new opportunities to engage in community outreach and educate fans on the importance of maintaining or achieving a healthy lifestyle through preventative care, proper nutrition, exercise, regular checkups, and screenings.

“We are excited to have the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as our Official Team Healthcare provider for the Arkansas Twisters,” says William Alford, director of football operations, National Gridiron League. “Over the past year, we have been working to secure a partnership with a medical provider that would provide our players with the absolute best in care and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is that provider.”

“The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is known regionally and nationally for their outstanding patient care,” said National Gridiron League President Joe McClendon. “We’re looking forward to partnering with them and their medical expertise to keep our players healthy. These types of partnerships are important for the long-term goals of the Twisters.”

“We are excited to partner with the Twisters as they bring professional indoor football to Arkansas,” said C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., professor and chair of the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “The sport is physical and we are ready to apply our team expertise to help keep these players healthy.”

The National Gridiron League along with the Twisters are set to begin competition in March of 2020. The Twisters will compete in the north division of the western football conference with both the St. Louis Stampede and Kansas Kapitals.

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 About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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