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BIRMINGHAM IRON TO EXPAND ‘IRON KIDS PROGRAM’ PRESENTED
BY BROOKWOOD BAPTIST HEALTH TO

Alabaster City, Chilton County and Shelby County Schools Program
promotes physical fitness, healthier lifestyle among area youth

Alabaster, Ala. – February 7, 2019 – The Alliance of American Football’s Birmingham Iron today announced the expansion of its ‘Iron Kids Program’ presented by Brookwood Baptist Health and co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to include Alabaster City, Chilton County and Shelby County Schools. The goal of the program is to generate awareness and take action toward the growing concern of sedentary lifestyle and childhood obesity in Alabama.

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Bottom Row Left to Right: Dr. Michael Patterson, Precision Sports Medicine and Orthopedics; Jason Griffin, Chilton County Superintendent; Jay Roberson, VP Community Relations Birmingham Iron Top Row Left to Right: Tom Ward, Team President Birmingham Iron; Dr. Lewis Brooks, Shelby County Schools Superintendent; Daniel Listi, Shelby Baptist CEO; Dr. Wayne Vickers, Alabaster City Schools Superintendent.

"As a professional sports team, it is imperative that our players are in peak physical condition in order to perform their best on game day,” said Tom Ward, Iron President. “We also feel an obligation as a good, corporate citizen to have our players (and team) serve as role models by sharing our training experience. Our goal is to help the youth in our community get physically active and promote healthy lifestyles.”

“We are extremely proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of the ‘Iron Kids Program’ and help promote a healthier, more active lifestyle among our area youth,” stated Shelby Baptist Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Listi.” “Shelby County continues to be a destination for families in our community to live and work. Our hospital is pleased to partner with the three superintendents to celebrate keeping kids active. It’s a win-win for all of Shelby County.”

The program challenges students to complete 20 hours of physical activity during the month of February. Students will be allowed to participate during and after school in the 60-minute exercise segments, which have been broken down into multiple cardio and strength training exercises through a series of videos available online and featuring Trent Richardson, Iron running back and spokesman for the program. As an incentive for completing 20 hours of fitness activity during the month of February, students will be rewarded with two free tickets to an Iron home game in March.

To promote enthusiasm for the Iron’s inaugural season, Iron head coach Tim Lewis recently provided one ticket for every student in the school system, and Brookwood Baptist Health has agreed to match the challenge and add one companion ticket for a parent or guardian.

About The Birmingham Iron

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Dr. Patterson and Dr. Agee - Official Orthopedic Provider

A member of The Alliance of American Football, The Birmingham Iron is led by an experienced professional coaching, playing and front office staff featuring head coach Tim Lewis, team president Tom Ward and general manager Joe Pendry. The Iron compete in The Alliance of American Football with The Atlanta Legends, Orlando Apollos, Memphis Express, Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. The name Birmingham Iron is inspired by the people that make up the city of Birmingham. Iron is one of three elements needed to make steel and make no mistake: This team is all about chemistry, both on the field and in the community, not to mention brings together rivals in the talent-rich state of Alabama, with players coming together in black, steel grey and silver. The Birmingham Iron, an Iron fist in the Alliance of American Football, promises a brand of football that will make Alabama proud. Birmingham Iron’s home games will be played at Legion Field. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $75 at www.birminghamiron.com or by calling 205-847-1616. For more information on The Iron, visit the team’s website and be sure to follow The Iron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


BROOKWOOD BAPTIST HEALTH - PRECISION SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICE

Official Provider of Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Services for Birmingham Iron

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 20, 2019) - Committed to investing in accessible quality care for the community and further solidifying our presence as the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, Brookwood Baptist Health is proud to announce the formation of our sports medicine and orthopedic practice, Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. The official provider of sports medicine and orthopedic services for the Birmingham Iron, the Alliance of American Football professional team, Precision will serve the growing needs of Central Alabama’s patients and athletes, providing expertise and multidisciplinary sports medicine and orthopedic care.

Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics will treat patients across Central Alabama with six locations, including Alabaster, Chelsea, Clanton, Hoover, Princeton, and Vestavia. Precision’s offices will be in close proximity to Brookwood Baptist Health hospitals and surgical facilities, ensuring patients have convenient access to comprehensive care.

“Brookwood Baptist Health is firmly committed to staying at the forefront of innovation and quality, and providing value to our patients and their families,” says Robert Branstetter, CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health’s Primary & Specialty Care Network. “We are proud to extend our long legacy in orthopedics to now include a sports medicine and orthopedic practice led by some of the top specialists in the state.”

Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics provides the expertise and treatment of sports-related injuries, work-related musculoskeletal injuries, pediatric injuries, general orthopedics, adult reconstruction and arthritis, hand and wrist, total joint replacement and minimally invasive procedures, among other orthopedic-related injuries and conditions.

With 70 years of combined experience treating patients on and off the field, Precision’s founding team of sports medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons have earned a reputation for excellence and include:

“On behalf of the physicians of Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, we are extremely pleased to bring together this team of skilled physicians to serve a growing need across Central Alabama,” said Dr. Robert Agee, Jr. “Our physicians and staff have the same goal in mind, which is to deliver the best patient care possible. This synergy paired with our thorough knowledge of sports and orthopedic medicine, our commitment to engage with the latest advancements in the field and our access to leading-edge technology will enable us to offer the best possible care to our patients.”

According to Dr. Michael Patterson, “Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics represents a group of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians who put patient care at the forefront of their practice. I am excited about the opportunity to continue delivering cutting-edge sports medicine and orthopedic care to our patients while expanding that care throughout Central Alabama and beyond with our partner, Brookwood Baptist Health.”

Dr. John Young added, “I have been practicing at Brookwood for nearly 15 years. My goal is to provide the highest quality and most compassionate orthopedic care to my patients, and I consider it a privilege and honor to participate in their care. I truly enjoy helping patients with a variety of injuries and treatment plans, and I am rewarded by seeing them improve. I am excited to work alongside a group of physicians who share this same philosophy. I have worked with many of these physicians over the years, and this opportunity will allow us to offer more availability to better serve our patients.”

BROOKWOOD BAPTIST HEALTH LAUNCHES SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICE
-- Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics to Meet Growing Needs in Region --

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Birmingham, Alabama: Committed to investing in accessible quality care for its community, Brookwood Baptist Health is proud to announce the formation of its sports medicine and orthopedic practice, Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics will serve the growing needs of central Alabama’s patients and athletes, providing expertise and multidisciplinary sports medicine and orthopedic care.

“Brookwood Baptist Health is firmly committed to staying on the forefront of innovation and quality, and providing value to our patients and their families,” says Robert Branstetter, CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health Primary & Specialty Care Network. “We are proud to extend our long legacy in orthopedics to now include a sports medicine and orthopedic practice led by some of the top specialists in the state.” Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics provides the expertise and treatment of sports related injuries, work-related musculoskeletal injuries, pediatric injuries, general orthopedics, adult reconstruction and arthritis, hand and wrist, total joint replacement, and minimally invasive procedures, among other orthopedic-related injuries and conditions.

With 70 years of combined experience treating patients on and off the field, Precision’s founding team of sports medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons have earned a reputation for excellence and include:

Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics will treat patients throughout central Alabama. Their four primary facilities currently open are located in Alabaster, Vestavia, West Birmingham, and Chelsea. All of Precision’s offices will be located near Brookwood Baptist Health’s hospitals and surgical facilities; ensuring patients have convenient access to the comprehensive care they need.

“We are all excited about the forming of Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics,” said Dr. Robert Agee. “All of our physicians and staff have the same goal in mind, which is delivering the best patient care possible. This synergy, our thorough knowledge of sports and orthopedic medicine, our commitment to engaging with the latest advancements in the field, and our access to leading-edge technology, will allow us to offer the best possible care to our patients.”

“Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics represents a group of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians who put patient care at the forefront of their practice. I am excited about the opportunity to continue delivering cutting edge sports medicine and orthopedic care to my patients, and expand that care throughout central Alabama and beyond with our partner Brookwood Baptist Health,” said Dr. Mike Patterson.

Dr. John Young stated, “I have been practicing orthopedic surgery at Brookwood for almost 15 years. My goal is to provide the best and most compassionate orthopedic care to my patients, and I am excited to work alongside a group of physicians who I have respectfully worked with over the years and who share that philosophy. Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics will allow us to better serve patients and offer them more availability“.

About Brookwood Baptist Health
With roots extending more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health includes trusted providers from the former Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System and is operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. Representing the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, along with physician practices, diagnostic and outpatient surgery centers and a freestanding emergency department. Brookwood Baptist Health is united in service and devotion to the people of Central Alabama and dedicated to putting people back at the center of healthcare. For more information, please visit BrookwoodBaptistHealth.com.


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