Connecticut Sun Announces Medical Partnership With Yale New Haven Health

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Yale New Haven Health To Become Official Medical Provider of the Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (April 10, 2019) – The Connecticut Sun has entered into an exclusive deal with Yale New Haven Health that designates the state’s most prominent Health System as the Official Medical Provider of the Connecticut Sun and includes branding on the Sun’s home and away jerseys.

A key component of the partnership is inclusion of the Yale New Haven Health logo featured prominently on the left shoulder of the official jerseys worn by Sun players throughout the 2019 season. The 2019 Sun jerseys will be featured on ESPN2 at the 2019 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on April 10 at 7 p.m. The Sun have picks nine, 21 and 33.

“Yale New Haven Health’s commitment to the Connecticut Sun is a testament to the organization’s belief in the incredible women on our team to help amplify important messages around health and wellness,” said Sun Vice President Amber Cox. “We look forward to working with them to build programs that positively impact our community. In addition, Yale New Haven Health is known as being one of the top healthcare providers in the country, so we’re thrilled that our players will receive the very best care throughout the WNBA season.”

Through this partnership, Yale New Haven Health and the Sun will work together on a range of initiatives to directly benefit the local community. From basketball clinics to supporting established WNBA pillars such as Breast Health Awareness, the two entities will collaborate on long-term programs for people of all ages. In addition to other traditional marketing assets, the partnership also includes comprehensive care for Sun players throughout the season.

”We are proud to partner with the Connecticut Sun to advance and promote women’s sports in Connecticut and throughout the country,” said Marna P. Borgstrom, CEO Yale New Haven Health. “The Sun is a world-class sports franchise with a legacy of success. We are excited to be a part of that tradition.”

Connecticut’s leading health care system, Yale New Haven Health is a provider of comprehensive, integrated, family-focused care in more than 100 specialties at five hospitals throughout the state. Nationally ranked among the best hospitals in the United States, Yale New Haven Health is the second-largest employer in Connecticut with over 25,000 employees. As an organization, Yale New Haven Health is working to make health care more patient-focused, more accessible and more cost-effective.

The Sun will open the 2019 WNBA season on Saturday, May 25 against the Washington Mystics. Game time at Mohegan Sun Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. Visit ConnecticutSun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX for more information or to purchase tickets.

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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