Ithaca Athletics and Cayuga Health Systems Renew Partnership Agreement

Ithaca Athletics and Cayuga Health Systems Renew Partnership Agreement

Two of the region’s largest organizations will continue their impactful collaboration as Ithaca College announced today that it has renewed its athletic partnership agreement with Cayuga Health Systems (CHS) for an additional three years. Cayuga Health Systems currently serves as the Official Health Provider of Ithaca College Athletics.

Susan Bassett, Associate Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at Ithaca College is excited to see the ways the partnership will continue to strengthen IC’s status as one of the top NCAA Division III athletic departments in the nation. .

As the Official Health Care Partner of IC Athletics, Cayuga Health Systems will be featured in all events of Ithaca College’s 27 sports. In addition, CHS will serve as the presenting sponsor of the IC Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony, and the title sponsor of the IC Athletics Leadership Academy.

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“This partnership allows us to expand our promotion of a productive, healthy lifestyle for student-athletes through education and additional resources,” said Tyler Heisey, Associate Director of Athletics. “Community partnerships, like this one at CHS, give our student-athletes access to the premier health care and rehabilitation resources in the region. It creates a culture that puts the well-being of the student-athlete first . I look forward to seeing this relationship grow and the positive impact it will have on our community.”

In addition to the athletic partnership agreement, CHS and IC will continue to work together to provide the general student population of Ithaca College with direct access to CHS resources. CHS has played a major role in supporting Ithaca College’s reopening efforts following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and CHS currently has a formal relationship with the college’s student health services, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs.

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About Cayuga Health Systems:

Cayuga Health has more than 2,500 employees and operates Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca and Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls as well as a multispecialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates, and a network of more than 400 providers in Cayuga Health Partners. Cayuga Health provides advanced care in oncology, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and orthopedics. It has affiliations with major medical centers including Rochester Heart Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.