OKC Thunder Partners with Integris Health
OKLAHOMA CITY, Monday, January 19, 2009 – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today a multi-year partnership with Oklahoma-owned INTEGRIS Health. Under the agreement, INTEGRIS Health becomes the official health care provider of the Thunder. Thunder Chairman Clay Bennett, INTEGRIS Health President and CEO Stanley Hupfeld and Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti made the announcement today at the newly-named INTEGRIS Health Thunder Training Center in north Oklahoma City. “We’re delighted to have INTEGRIS Health as our official health care provider and are very excited about the long-term partnership,” Bennett said. “INTEGRIS represents the very best in health care. By bringing the INTEGRIS medical professionals together with the Thunder’s highly skilled team of doctors and trainers, we are able to offer our players, coaches and staff the finest medical care available.” INTEGRIS Health encourages healthy, active lifestyles and as the official health care provider, INTEGRIS will offer health care services to both the employees and the families of the Thunder organization. INTEGRIS Health and the Thunder will also work closely on a number of community initiatives. “INTEGRIS Health is proud to be named as the official health care provider for the Oklahoma City Thunder,” said Hupfeld, president and CEO of INTEGRIS Health. “Encouraging healthy and active lifestyles within our community is a vital part of the INTEGRIS mission. We are honored to offer health care services to the players, employees and the families of the Thunder organization and wish them success as we partner with them in this exciting endeavor." The partnership also includes naming rights for INTEGRIS Health for the permanent Thunder practice facility, scheduled to be completed in 2010. ABOUT INTEGRIS HEALTH: INTEGRIS Health owns, manages or leases hospitals, primary care clinics, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers, hospice services, home health agencies and independent living centers throughout the state of Oklahoma. INTEGRIS Health is an Oklahoma-owned, not-for-profit corporation. Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. More information about INTEGRIS Health facilities and services is available on our home page at integrisOK.com or by calling the INTEGRIS HeathLine at (405) 951-2277 or toll free at 1 (888) 951-2277.